Noble Metal Containing Patents (Class 428/434)
  • Patent number: 10647089
    Abstract: The present specification provides a conductive structure body and an electronic device comprising the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Sujin Kim, Pumsuk Park, Yong Chan Kim, Ki-Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 10537668
    Abstract: There is disclosed a substrate with an electron donating surface, characterized in having metal particles on said surface, said metal particles comprising palladium and at least one metal selected from the group consisting of gold, ruthenium, rhodium, osmium, iridium, and platinum, wherein the amount of said metal particles is from about 0.001 to about 8 ?g/cm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Bactiguard AB
    Inventors: Mattias Ohrlander, Billy Södervall
  • Patent number: 10300174
    Abstract: There is disclosed a substrate with an electron donating surface, characterized in having metal particles on said surface, said metal particles comprising palladium and at least one metal selected from the group consisting of gold, ruthenium, rhodium, osmium, iridium, and platinum, wherein the amount of said metal particles is from about 0.001 to about 8 ?g/cm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Bactiguard AB
    Inventors: Mattias Ohrlander, Billy Södervall
  • Patent number: 10115495
    Abstract: A transparent conductor includes a base layer, and a conductive layer on an upper surface of the base layer. The conductive layer includes metal nanowires and a matrix. The transparent conductor has a reflective a* value of about ?0.3 to about +0.3 and a reflective b* value of about ?2 to about 0. The transparent conductor exhibits good optical properties and prevents (or reduces) visibility of the etching pattern of the conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Do Young Kim, Young Kwon Koo, Dong Myeong Shin, Hyoung Tae Lim, Oh Hyeon Hwang, Kyoung Ku Kang
  • Patent number: 10011524
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to coated articles with sequentially activated low-E coatings, and/or methods of making the same. In certain example embodiments, one or more infrared reflecting layers is/are activated via a non-equilibrium preconditioning activation that uses photons with specific frequencies/frequency ranges, followed by a more equilibrium thermal activation. The preconditioning activation aids in rearranging the silver atoms to energetically favorable positions, while helping to avoid their unwanted agglomeration. The more equilibrium thermal stage of activation aids in aligning the chemical potentials of the layers of the stack and in further densification of the preconditioned silver layer. Doing so, in turn, helps to reduce the likelihood of stresses building-up in the coating, the formation of point and dimensional defects, other unwanted efficiency-reducing phenomena, and/or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignees: Guardian Glass, LLC, Centre Luxembourgeois de Recherches Pour le Verre et la Ceramique (C.R.V.C.) S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Alexey Krasnov, Herbert Lage, Jean-Marc Lemmer
  • Patent number: 9872942
    Abstract: The invention concerns a substrate with an electron donating surface with metal particles on the surface. The particles comprise palladium and at least one metal selected from the group consisting of gold, ruthenium, rhodium, osmium, iridium, and platinum. The amount of said metal particles is from about 0.001 to about 8 ?g/cm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Bactigaurd AB
    Inventors: Mattias Ohrlander, Billy Södervall
  • Patent number: 9599752
    Abstract: The invention relates to a substrate (10), especially a transparent glass substrate, equipped with a thin-film multilayer comprising, in alternation, “n” metallic functional films (40, 80, 120), in particular functional films based on silver or a metal alloy containing silver, and “(n+1)” antireflection coatings (20, 60, 100, 140), where n is an integer?3, each antireflection coating comprising at least one antireflection film, so that each functional film (40, 80, 120) is located between two antireflection coatings (20, 60, 100, 140), characterized in that said multilayer comprises at least two high-refractive-index antireflection films (25, 145), each having a refractive index?2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Stephane Laurent, Robert Drese, Ruth Verena Skantze
  • Patent number: 9391241
    Abstract: A light emitting diode with a front surface adapted to emit light and a rear surface is provided with a reflective coating on the rear surface, the reflective coating being primarily silver and containing either 0.4% bismuth or a combination of 0.5% tin, 0.2% copper, and 0.2% samarium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Materion Corporation
    Inventors: George M. Wityak, Alan Duckham
  • Patent number: 9339588
    Abstract: A substrate has an electron donating surface, and metal particles on its surface, the metal particles including palladium and at least one metal selected from the group consisting of gold, ruthenium, rhodium, osmium, iridium, and platinum, wherein the amount of the metal particles is from about 0.001 to about 8 ?g/cm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Bactiguard AB
    Inventors: Mattias Ohrlander, Billy Södervall
  • Patent number: 9309149
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and apparatus for forming a low emissivity panel. In various embodiments, a partially fabricated panel may be provided. The partially fabricated panel may include a substrate, a reflective layer formed over the substrate, and a top dielectric layer formed over the reflective layer such that the reflective layer is formed between the substrate and the top dielectric layer. The top dielectric layer may include tin having an oxidation state of +4. An interface layer may be formed over the top dielectric layer. A top diffusion layer may be formed over the interface layer. The top diffusion layer may be formed in a nitrogen plasma environment. The interface layer may substantially prevent nitrogen from the nitrogen plasma environment from reaching the top dielectric layer and changing the oxidation state of tin included in the top dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignees: Intermolecular, Inc., Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Guowen Ding, Brent Boyce, Jeremy Cheng, Jose Ferreira, Muhammad Imran, Minh Huu Le, Daniel Schweigert, Yu Wang, Yongli Xu, Guizhen Zhang
  • Patent number: 9028930
    Abstract: A multiple glazing comprising at least two substrates, one substrate being coated on an inner face in contact with a gas-filled cavity with a thin-film multilayer coating having reflection properties in the infrared and/or in solar radiation, said coating comprising a single metallic functional layer and two dielectric films, said films each comprising at least one dielectric layer, said functional layer being placed between the two dielectric films, characterized in that at least one dielectric film, or both dielectric films, includes an absorbent layer which is placed in the dielectric film between two dielectric layers, the absorbent material of the absorbent layer(s) being predominantly in the dielectric film subjacent to the metallic functional layer or predominantly in the dielectric film superjacent to the metallic functional layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventors: Vincent Reymond, Hadia Gerardin, Sylvain Belliot, Veronique Rondeau, Eric Petitjean
  • Patent number: 9028956
    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: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignees: Centre Luxembourgeois de Recherches pour le Verre et la Ceramique S.A. (C.R.V.C.), Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Hartmut Knoll, Jochen Butz, Uwe Kriltz, Bernd Disteldorf, Jose Ferreira, Pierrot Pallotta
  • Patent number: 9028983
    Abstract: A coated article includes a coating, such as a low emissivity (low-E) coating, supported by a substrate (e.g., glass substrate). The coating includes at least one dielectric layer including tin oxide that is doped with another metal(s). The coating may also include one or more infrared (IR) reflecting layer(s) of or including material such as silver or the like, for reflecting at least some IR radiation. In certain example embodiments, the coated article may be heat treated (e.g., thermally tempered, heat bent and/or heat strengthened). Coated articles according to certain example embodiments of this invention may be used in the context of windows, including monolithic windows for buildings, IG windows for buildings, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Muhammad Imran, Brent Boyce, Jean-Marc Lemmer, Marcus Frank, Yongli Xu
  • Patent number: 9017821
    Abstract: A coated article is provided so as to include a low-E (low emissivity) coating having an infrared (IR) reflecting layer(s) of or including a material such as silver (Ag), which is provided between a pair of contact layers. The low-E coating includes an overcoat having at least one layer of or including zirconium oxide and/or a substantially metallic layer. The overcoat 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: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Muhammad Imran, Francis Wuillaume, Brent Boyce
  • Patent number: 9012044
    Abstract: A process of forming optically clear conductive metal or metal alloy thin films is provided that includes depositing the metal or metal alloy film on a polycrystalline seed layer that has been deposited directly on a nucleation layer of metal oxide comprising zinc oxide. Also conductive films made by this process are provided. In some embodiments, the metal alloy thin films include silver/gold alloys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Clark I. Bright
  • Patent number: 9005763
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to Ni-inclusive ternary alloy being provided as a barrier layer for protecting an IR reflecting layer comprising silver or the like. The provision of a barrier layer comprising nickel, chromium, and/or molybdenum and/or oxides thereof may improve corrosion resistance, as well as chemical and mechanical durability. In certain examples, more than one barrier layer may be used on at least one side of the layer comprising silver. In still further examples, a NixCryMoz-based layer may be used as the functional layer, rather than or in addition to as a barrier layer, in a coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Muhammad Imran, Bernd Disteldorf, Marcus Frank, Richard Blacker
  • Publication number: 20150079409
    Abstract: A coated article includes a coating, such as a low emissivity (low-E) coating, supported by a substrate (e.g., glass substrate). The coating includes at least one dielectric layer including zinc oxide that is doped with another metal(s). The coating may also include one or more infrared (IR) reflecting layer(s) of or including material such as silver or the like, for reflecting at least some IR radiation. In certain example embodiments, the coated article may be heat treated (e.g., thermally tempered, heat bent and/or heat strengthened). Coated articles according to certain example embodiments of this invention may be used in the context of windows, including monolithic windows for buildings, IG windows for buildings, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Muhammad IMRAN, Brent BOYCE, Jean-Marc LEMMER, Marcus FRANK, Yongli XU
  • Patent number: 8973687
    Abstract: Cutting elements include a substrate, a polycrystalline table, and an asymmetric interface feature. The interface feature includes a shape that is reflectively asymmetric about at least two planes defined by x, y, and z axes of a Cartesian coordinate system defined to align a z axis of the coordinate system with the central axis of the substrate and to locate a center of the coordinate system at a midpoint along an axial height of the asymmetric interface feature. Methods of forming a cutting element involve: forming an asymmetric interface feature at an end of a substrate; distributing a plurality of superhard particles on the substrate over the asymmetric interface feature in a mold; and bonding the superhard particles in the mold to form a polycrystalline table attached to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventor: Anthony A. DiGiovanni
  • Patent number: 8951617
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multiple glazing including at least two substrates, one substrate being coated on an inner face in contact with a gas-filled cavity with a thin-film multilayer coating having reflection properties in the infrared and/or in solar radiation, the coating including a metallic functional layer and at least two dielectric films, each including at least one dielectric layer, the metallic functional layer being placed between the two dielectric films, characterized in that the two dielectric films each include at least one absorbent layer which is placed in the dielectric film between two dielectric layers, the absorbent material of the absorbent layers being symmetrically placed on either side of the metallic functional layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventors: Vincent Reymond, Hadia Gerardin, Sylvain Belliot, Veronique Rondeau, Eric Petitjean
  • Patent number: 8945714
    Abstract: Example embodiments of this invention relate to a coated article including an infrared (IR) reflecting layer of a material such as silver or the like, for use in an insulating glass (IG) window unit for example. In certain example embodiments, the coating is a single-silver type coating, and includes an overcoat including an uppermost layer of or including silicon nitride and a layer of or including tin oxide immediately under and contacting the silicon nitride based overcoat. In certain example embodiments, the thicknesses of the silicon nitride based overcoat and the tin oxide based layer are balanced (e.g., substantially equal, or equal plus/minus about 10%). It has surprisingly been found that such balancing results in an improvement in thermal cycling performance and improved mechanical durability. In certain example embodiments, the coating may realize surprisingly good substantially neutral film side reflective coloration, and may achieve an improved visible transmission, SHGC ratio and low U-values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignees: Guardian Industries Corp., Centre Luxembourgeois de Recherches pour le Verre et la Ceramique S.A. (C.R.V.C.)
    Inventors: Jingyu Lao, Philip J. Lingle, Brent Boyce, Bernd Disteldorft, Richard Blacker
  • Patent number: 8940398
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to Ni-inclusive ternary alloy being provided as a barrier layer for protecting an IR reflecting layer comprising silver or the like. The provision of a barrier layer comprising nickel, chromium, and/or molybdenum and/or oxides thereof may improve corrosion resistance, as well as chemical and mechanical durability. In certain examples, more than one barrier layer may be used on at least one side of the layer comprising silver. In still further examples, a NixCryMoz-based layer may be used as the functional layer, rather than or in addition to as a barrier layer, in a coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Muhammad Imran, Bernd Disteldorf, Marcus Frank, Richard Blacker
  • Patent number: 8940399
    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. In certain example embodiments, the coated article has a low visible transmission (e.g., no greater than 50%, more preferably no greater than about 40%, and most preferably no greater than about 39%).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Francis Wuillaume, Muhammad Imran, Afonso Kreling, Brent Boyce
  • Patent number: 8940400
    Abstract: An insulating glass (IG) window unit includes first and second substrates, and a low-emissivity (low-E) coating supported by one of the substrates. The low-E coating has two silver based infrared (IR) reflecting layers and allows the IG window unit to realize an increased SHGC to U-value ratio, and an increased thickness ratio of an upper silver based layer of the coating to a bottom silver based layer of the coating. The low-E coating is designed to have a low film-side reflectance, so that for example when the low-E coating is used on surface number three of an IG window unit the IG window unit can realize reduced visible reflectance as viewed from the outside of the building on which the IG window unit is mounted or is to be mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Francis Wuillaume, Brent Boyce
  • Patent number: 8936842
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to an electrode (e.g., front electrode) for use in a photovoltaic device or the like. In certain example embodiments, a transparent conductive oxide (TCO) based front electrode for use in a photovoltaic device is of or includes zinc oxide, or zinc aluminum oxide, doped with yttrium (Y). In certain example embodiments, the addition of the yttrium (Y) to the conductive zinc oxide or zinc aluminum oxide is advantageous in that potential conductivity loss of the electrode can be reduced or prevented. In other example embodiments, a low-E coating may include a layer of or including zinc oxide, or zinc aluminum oxide, doped with yttrium (Y).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Guardian Industris Corp.
    Inventor: Alexey Krasnov
  • Publication number: 20150017606
    Abstract: A palladium-based alloy having a coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) of about 12.0 to about 13.0 and having one or more of the following additive metals: platinum, gallium, molybdenum, tin, silicon, ruthenium, rhenium, indium, tungsten, niobium, boron and lithium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Tridib Dasgupta, George Tysowsky
  • Patent number: 8932723
    Abstract: Provided is low emissivity glass including a low emissivity layer containing electrically conductive metal; and a composite metal oxide formed on one or both sides of the low emissivity layer and expressed by a following chemical formula 1: TiCeOx??(1) wherein Ti is titanium element, Ce is cerium element, and Ox is oxide. Since the dielectric layer which serves as protecting low emissivity layer of low emissivity glass and reducing emissivity contains the composite metal oxide expressed by the above chemical formula 1, visible light transmissivity can be greatly increased with excellent low emissivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: LG Hausys, Ltd.
    Inventors: Youn Ki Jun, Il Joon Bae
  • Patent number: 8900729
    Abstract: A coated article includes a coating, such as a low emissivity (low-E) coating, supported by a substrate (e.g., glass substrate). The coating includes at least one dielectric layer including zinc oxide that is doped with another metal(s). The coating may also include one or more infrared (IR) reflecting layer(s) of or including material such as silver or the like, for reflecting at least some IR radiation. In certain example embodiments, the coated article may be heat treated (e.g., thermally tempered, heat bent and/or heat strengthened). Coated articles according to certain example embodiments of this invention may be used in the context of windows, including monolithic windows for buildings, IG windows for buildings, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Muhammad Imran, Brent Boyce, Jean-Marc Lemmer, Marcus Frank, Yongli Xu
  • Patent number: 8900713
    Abstract: A sheet of vitreous material bearing a multilayer solar control lamination that includes at least one functional layer based on a material that reflects infrared radiation surrounded by dielectric coatings and at least one 4 nm thick absorbent layer formed by at least one oxide or oxynitride of a cobalt- and/or copper-based alloy. The sheet of vitreous material may be applied to solar control glazing units having multiple glazings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: AGC Glass Europe
    Inventor: Philippe Roquiny
  • Patent number: 8895149
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to Ni-inclusive ternary alloy being provided as a barrier layer for protecting an IR reflecting layer comprising silver or the like. The provision of a barrier layer comprising nickel, chromium, and/or molybdenum and/or oxides thereof may improve corrosion resistance, as well as chemical and mechanical durability. In certain examples, more than one barrier layer may be used on at least one side of the layer comprising silver. In still further examples, a NixCryMoz-based layer may be used as the functional layer, rather than or in addition to as a barrier layer, in a coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Muhammad Imran, Bernd Disteldorf, Marcus Frank, Richard Blacker
  • Patent number: 8889272
    Abstract: A coated article includes a coating, such as a low emissivity (low-E) coating, supported by a substrate (e.g., glass substrate). The coating includes at least one dielectric layer including tin oxide that is doped with another metal(s). The coating may also include one or more infrared (IR) reflecting layer(s) of or including material such as silver or the like, for reflecting at least some IR radiation. In certain example embodiments, the coated article may be heat treated (e.g., thermally tempered, heat bent and/or heat strengthened). Coated articles according to certain example embodiments of this invention may be used in the context of windows, including monolithic windows for buildings, IG windows for buildings, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Muhammad Imran, Brent Boyce, Jean-Marc Lemmer, Marcus Frank, Yongli Xu
  • Patent number: 8865325
    Abstract: Temperable and non-temperable coatings are provided which have similar optical characteristics. The non-temperable coating is placed on glass that is not to be tempered and provides certain optical characteristics. The temperable coating is placed on a glass substrate and the coated substrate is then tempered. After tempering, the coated tempered glass sheet and the coated non-tempered glass sheet have similar optical characteristics. Both coatings have a plurality of metal layers, with at least one of the metallic layers being a discontinuous layer with a primer layer over the discontinuous metal layer. For the non-temperable coating, the discontinuous metal layer has an effective thickness in the range of 1.5 nm to 1.7 nm. For the temperable coating, the discontinuous metal layer has an effective thickness in the range of 1.7 nm to 1.8 nm. The primer layer of the temperable coating is thinner than the primer layer of the non-temperable coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam D. Polcyn, Andrew V. Wagner, Martin Cunningham, David L. Szypulski
  • Patent number: 8834976
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to articles including anticondensation and/or low-E coatings that are exposed to an external environment, and/or methods of making the same. In certain example embodiments, the anticondensation and/or low-E coatings may be survivable in an outside environment. The coatings also may have a sufficiently low sheet resistance and hemispherical emissivity such that the glass surface is more likely to retain heat from the interior area, thereby reducing (and sometimes completely eliminating) the presence condensation thereon. The articles of certain example embodiments may be, for example, skylights, vehicle windows or windshields, IG units, VIG units, refrigerator/freezer doors, and/or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignees: Guardian Industries Corp., Centre Luxembourgeois de Recherches pour le Verre et al Ceramique S.A. (C.R.V.C.)
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Lemmer, Nestor P. Murphy, David D. McLean, Richard Blacker, Herbert Lage, Jose Ferreira, Pierre Pallotta
  • Patent number: 8815420
    Abstract: A coated article is provided with at least one functional layer, such as an infrared (IR) reflecting layer of or including silver and/or gold. A dielectric and substantially transparent seed layer is provided under and directly contacting the functional layer. In certain example embodiments, the seed layer includes an oxide of zinc and gallium for lowering the stress of the layer and thus improving durability of the overall coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Alexey Krasnov, Richard Blacker
  • Patent number: 8808882
    Abstract: A coated article is provided with at least one functional layer, such as an infrared (IR) reflecting layer(s) of or including silver and/or gold. A dielectric and substantially transparent seed layer is provided under and directly contacting the functional layer. In certain example embodiments, the seed layer includes an oxide of zinc and boron for increasing the hardness of the layer and thus improving durability of the overall coating. The seed layer may further include aluminum and/or gallium, for enhancing the electrical properties and/or reducing the stress in the resulting coating. The seed layer may be deposited by a substantially metallic target in the presence of oxygen in certain examples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Muhammad Imran, Richard Blacker
  • Patent number: 8808864
    Abstract: An IG window unit includes a coating supported by a glass substrate. The coating includes at least the following on the glass substrate moving from the glass substrate outwardly: at least one dielectric layer; a layer comprising zinc oxide; an infrared (IR) reflecting layer comprising silver; a layer comprising an oxide of Ni and/or Cr; an overcoat comprising a layer comprising tin oxide located over the oxide of Ni and/or Cr and a layer comprising silicon nitride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Jingyu Lao, Philip J. Lingle, Brent Boyce, Bernd Disteldorf, Richard Blacker
  • Publication number: 20140220364
    Abstract: In order to provide a dielectric ceramic composition capable of sintering at a low temperature, implementing a low relative dielectric constant, providing other excellent properties (such as a relative density and an insulation resistance), performing co-firing of different materials, and suppressing dispersion of Ag in the sintered body when the internal electrode is formed, the dielectric ceramic composition includes a main ingredient containing SiO2—K2O—B2O3-based glass of 40 to 65 weight %, quartz of 35 to 50 weight %, and amorphous silica of remaining weight %; and a subsidiary ingredient containing alumina of 1.5 to 4 weight %, K2O-MO—SiO2—B2O3-based glass (where “MO” denotes at least any one selected from a group consisting of CaO and SrO) of 5 to 20 weight % relative to the main ingredient of 100 weight %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Shusaku UMEMOTO, Takashi Suzuki, Hidekazu Sato, Masaki Takahashi, Shinichi Kondo
  • Patent number: 8795839
    Abstract: A method for repairing optical elements having a coating, in which the coating is fully or partially removed or left on the optical element, a polishing layer being provided in the coating or a polishing layer being applied, which allows simple processing of the surface to achieve high geometrical accuracy and lower surface roughness. A new coating is applied onto the corresponding polishing layer. Also addressed are corresponding optical elements, including optical elements recycled according to the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventor: Thure Boehm
  • Patent number: 8784928
    Abstract: Methods for the deposition of silver-comprising films on nonconducting substrates, and, more particularly, to deposition of such films that are very thin, are provided. The surface of nonconducting substrates is modified with a superabsorbent polymer to increase silver deposition when compared to a non-modified surface. Also provided are films produced using a swelling agent, whereby porosity of the surface of the nonconducting substrate is increased, thereby permitting increased silver deposition when compared to an unmodified surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard N. Terry, Fung Bor Chen, Zhihui Yin
  • Patent number: 8778819
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dielectric ceramic composition which has high dielectric constant and suppressed low thermal expansion coefficient. Also disclosed are a multilayer dielectric substrate using the dielectric ceramic composition, and an electronic component. Specifically disclosed is a dielectric ceramic composition which contains an ATiO3 (wherein A represents either Ca and/or Sr) phase and an AAl2Si2O8 phase, said dielectric ceramic composition being characterized in that the dielectric constant is not less than 10 at 3 GHz and the average thermal expansion coefficient over the temperature range of 40-600° C. is less than 7 ppm/° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Masukawa, Koji Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 8778514
    Abstract: A transparent dielectric composition comprising tin, oxygen and one of aluminum or magnesium with preferably higher than 15% by weight of aluminum or magnesium offers improved thermal stability over tin oxide with respect to appearance and optical properties under high temperature processes. For example, upon a heat treatment at temperatures higher than 500 C, changes in color and index of refraction of the present transparent dielectric composition are noticeably less than those of tin oxide films of comparable thickness. The transparent dielectric composition can be used in high transmittance, low emissivity coated panels, providing thermal stability so that there are no significant changes in the coating optical and structural properties, such as visible transmission, IR reflectance, microscopic morphological properties, color appearance, and haze characteristics, of the as-coated and heated treated products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignees: Intermolecular, Inc., Guardian Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Minh Huu Le, Zhi-Wen Sun, Guowen Ding, Mohd Hassan, Sandeep Jaggi, Muhammad Imran, Jingyu Lao, Yiwei Lu, Richard Blacker
  • Patent number: 8734920
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to a coated article including a low-E coating. In certain example embodiments, a titanium oxide inclusive bottom layer stack and/or a NiCr-based layer(s) are designed to improve b* coloration values and/or transmission of the coated article. These layer stack portions also advantageously permit a double-silver coated article to achieve (i) an LSG value (Tvis/SHGC) of at least 2.0, (ii) an SHGC value of no greater than 35%, and (iii) a U-value (BTU h?1 ft?2° F.?1) (e.g., x=12 mm) of no greater than 0.30. In certain example embodiments, the titanium oxide based layer may be an interlayer provided in a bottom portion of the layer stack between first and second layers comprising silicon nitride. Coated articles according to certain example embodiments may be used in the context of insulating glass (IG) window units, other types of windows, or in any other suitable application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Marcus Frank, Nancy Bassett, Bryce Corsner
  • Patent number: 8709604
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to Ni-inclusive ternary alloy being provided as a barrier layer for protecting an IR reflecting layer comprising silver or the like. The provision of a barrier layer comprising nickel, chromium, and/or molybdenum and/or oxides thereof may improve corrosion resistance, as well as chemical and mechanical durability. In certain examples, more than one barrier layer may be used on at least one side of the layer comprising silver. In still further examples, a NixCryMoz-based layer may be used as the functional layer, rather than or in addition to as a barrier layer, in a coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Muhammad Imran, Bernd Disteldorf, Marcus Frank, Richard Blacker
  • Patent number: 8679633
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to Ni-inclusive ternary alloy being provided as a barrier layer for protecting an IR reflecting layer comprising silver or the like. The provision of a barrier layer comprising nickel, chromium, and/or molybdenum and/or oxides thereof may improve corrosion resistance, as well as chemical and mechanical durability. In certain examples, more than one barrier layer may be used on at least one side of the layer comprising silver. In still further examples, a NixCryMoz-based layer may be used as the functional layer, rather than or in addition to as a barrier layer, in a coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Muhammad Imran, Bernd Disteldorf, Marcus Frank, Richard Blacker
  • Patent number: 8658262
    Abstract: The invention provides emission control coatings. The coating includes a transparent conductive film over which there is an oxygen barrier film. In some embodiments, the transparent conductive film comprises indium tin oxide and the oxygen barrier film comprises silicon nitride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventors: Kari B. Myli, Gary L. Pfaff, Greg Vance, Klaus H. W. Hartig
  • Patent number: 8642166
    Abstract: A transparent conductive thin film comprises at least one stack layer of Ag—Ag3Sn—SnOx, or at least one stack layer of Ag—Ag4Sn—SnOx.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: MKE Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chien-Tung Teng, Wei-Lun Hsu
  • Publication number: 20140017462
    Abstract: A transparent cover glass for applications such as, but not limited to, touch screen devices that embody antimicrobial properties that include s being antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral. The antimicrobial glasses contain nanoparticles of Cu or Cu2O on the surface of the glass. The antimicrobial glasses can further have a fluorosilane coating or other coating on the surface to make the glasses easy-to-clean. Also, glass surfaces having an antibacterial or antimicrobial surfaces and a protective coating on the surface that do not inhibit the antibacterial or antimicrobial properties of the glass are described. The disclosure is further directed to methods of making such articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Nicholas Francis Borrelli, Odessa Natalie Petzold, Joseph Francis Schroeder, Wageesha Senaratne, Florence Verrier, Ying Wei
  • Patent number: 8617716
    Abstract: The present invention relates to essentially transparent glazings comprising a system of films deposited under vacuum by magnetron, and having antisun and/or low-emission properties, comprising as protective surface layer a layer based on titanium oxide and on at least one other metal oxide of high hardness from the group comprising: ZrO2, SiO2, Cr2O3. The glazings according to the invention are of a nature to withstand a heat treatment at 550° C. for 5 minutes without giving rise to the presence of optical effects, especially of coloration or iridescence. These glazings are termed toughenable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: AGC Glass Europe
    Inventor: Gaetan Di Stefano
  • Patent number: 8597791
    Abstract: A sensor of an apparatus for determining and/or monitoring at least one process variable. The sensor includes: at least one substrate, which is composed of a substrate material; at least one sensitive layer, which is applied on the substrate and which produces at least one measured variable dependent on the process variable and/or on a change of the process variable; and at least one passivating layer, which is applied on the sensitive layer. The invention provides that the passivating layer consists at least partially of the substrate material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Innovative Sensor Technology IST AG
    Inventor: Jiri Polak
  • Patent number: 8557391
    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: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignees: Guardian Industries Corp., Centre Luxembourgeois de Recherches pour le Verre et la Ceramique S.A. (C.R.V.C.)
    Inventors: Marcus Frank, Anton Dietrich, Greg Miller, Richard Blacker, Muhammad Imran, Jean-Marc Lemmer
  • Publication number: 20130213582
    Abstract: A laminate including a supporting member which is light transmissive; a supported substrate supported by the supporting member; an adhesive layer provided on a surface of the supported substrate which surface faces toward the supporting member; and a release layer which is made of an inorganic material and is provided between the supporting member and the supported substrate, the release layer having a property that changes when the release layer absorbs light coming through the supporting layer, and the release layer having a flat surface which faces the adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Inao, Yasushi Fujii, Atsushi Matsushita, Koki Tamura, Atsushi Kubo