Parallel, Transparent Panes (e.g., Double Glass Window Panel, Etc.) Patents (Class 52/786.1)
  • Patent number: 10982123
    Abstract: Provided is a sealing material for multi-layered glasses, including: a polysulfide resin (A) and a polyester resin (B) which is represented by Formula (1-1): or Formula (1-2): wherein A represents a dibasic acid residue, G represents a diol residue, X1 and X2 represent a hydrogen atom or a group represented by Formula (2-1): wherein R represents an aromatic group or an aliphatic group, and X3 and X4 represent an aromatic group or an aliphatic group, n and m each represent the average number of repetitions of a repeating unit in parentheses and are each a numerical value larger than 0, and some or all A's are aromatic dibasic acid residues, and which has an aromatic dibasic acid residue content of 20 to 70% based on chemical formula weights calculated from the chemical formulae represented by [ ]N and [ ]M and also has a number average molecular weight of 400 to 5,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Daiki Noro, Hiroshi Yoshimura, Yusuke Tajiri
  • Patent number: 10538450
    Abstract: Disclosed is a laminated glass structure with one or more inner glass layers with at least one in tension and two outer glass layers in compression wherein one or both of the outer layers at least partially wrap around the one or more inner layers at one or more of the edges of the laminated glass structure. Also disclosed is a process for forming a laminated glass structure, comprising providing a laminated glass structure, removing at least some glass from at least one the edges of the structure to produce a concavity in at the at least one edge and applying heat to the at least one edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Richard Bergman, Thierry Luc Alain Dannoux, Charles Michael Darcangelo, David Alan Deneka, Stuart Gray, Priyank Paras Jain
  • Patent number: 10427395
    Abstract: Methods of making vacuum insulated glass (VIG) window units are provided, including activating getters in a process of making VIG window units. In certain example embodiments, at least one getter is activated during and/or at the end of a pump-out/evacuation process in which the cavity between the substrates is evacuated. In certain example embodiments, the getter(s) may be activated (e.g., by at least a laser beam that is directed through a pump-out tube) during and/or at the end of the evacuation process in which the cavity between the substrates is evacuated to a low pressure that is below atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: John P. Hogan, Andrew W. Pantke, Rudolph H. Petrmichl
  • Patent number: 10207486
    Abstract: Methods of making vacuum insulated glass (VIG) window units are provided, including activating getters in a process of making VIG window units. In certain example embodiments, at least one getter is activated during and/or at the end of a pump-out/evacuation process in which the cavity between the substrates is evacuated. In certain example embodiments, the getter(s) may be activated (e.g., by at least a laser beam that is directed through a pump-out tube) during and/or at the end of the evacuation process in which the cavity between the substrates is evacuated to a low pressure that is below atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: John P. Hogan, Andrew W. Pantke, Rudolph H. Petrmichl
  • Patent number: 9291353
    Abstract: A household oven (1) comprising an outer boxlike casing (2) which is internally provided with a inner cooking cavity (2a) for housing the food products to be cooked and that communicates with the outside via an access opening realized on the front face (2b) of the casing, a front door (3) which is hinged to the front face (2b) of the casing to rotate to and from a closing position in which the front door (3) rests against the front face (2b) of the casing to close the access opening realized therein, and an internal heating assembly (4) which is structured for heating and/or maintaining the inside of the inner cooking cavity (2a) at a given cooking temperature; the household oven (1) also comprising a push-push handle (11) which is completely recessed into a seat (Ha) realized in the outer face (3a) of the front door (3), and is structured for alternatively assuming a stable withdrawn position in which the push-push handle (11) remains motionless completely housed into the front door (3) and forms part of the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION N.V.
    Inventors: Marco Saporetti, Cris Tridello
  • Patent number: 9032692
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include insulated units and methods of producing the insulating units. The insulating units include a first surface, a structural seal disposed on at least portions of the first surface, and a second surface disposed on the structural seal. The structural seal includes the reaction product of at least one first isocyanate, at least one isocyanate reactive side, and at least one adhesion promoter including a reaction product of at least one secondary aminoalkoxy silane and at least one second isocyanate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Bindushree Radhakrishnan, Laura A. Grier, Syed Z. Mahdi
  • 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: 9016031
    Abstract: The door is made with a triple-lite insulated glass unit and a frame of aluminum rails. The insulated glass unit has a stepped cross-section with the outer glass lite being larger than the inner glass lites. An opaque non-conductive ceramic frit forms a rectangularly shaped border to mask the mounting of the inner glass lite(s). An electrically conductive coating on the outer glass lite is insulated from the aluminum rails of the frame by a plastic strip disposed between the outer glass lite and each rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Thermoseal Industries, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Richard Chubb, Ralph Wearsch
  • Patent number: 8950162
    Abstract: A vacuum insulated glass unit (VIGU) comprises a first pane of a transparent material and a second pane of a transparent material. The second pane is spaced apart from the first pane to define a cavity therebetween. At least one of a spacer and an array of stand-off members is disposed between the first and second panes to maintain separation therebetween. A first adhesive layer forms at least a portion of a gas-tight connection between the first pane and the second pane. A highly hermetic coating is disposed over the adhesive layer, where the coating is an inorganic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: EverSealed Windows, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth A. Miller, David H. Stark, William H. Francis, IV, Viswanadham Puligandla, Edward N. Boulos, John Pernicka
  • 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: 8925286
    Abstract: A window module for a vehicle includes a first glass pane and a second glass pane in a substantially parallel arrangement and separated by a spacer. The first glass pane, second glass pane, and spacer define a closed interior volume. An electropolymeric shutter is disposed within the interior volume and configured to selectively obscure the passage of light through the first and second glass pane. The electropolymeric shutter includes a deployable tinting material configured to selectively extend across the first glass pane in response to a voltage difference applied between the deployable tinting material and the first glass pane, a photovoltaic cell coupled with the second glass pane and configured to generate electrical energy when exposed to light, and a controller configured to receive the generated electrical energy from the photovoltaic cell and to selectively apply the voltage difference between the deployable tinting material and the first glass pane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Thomas D. Hagen, Paul R. Dynes
  • Patent number: 8900679
    Abstract: In certain example embodiments of this invention, a window unit may include a vacuum IG (VIG) unit as an inboard lite and a monolithic lite (e.g., with an optional low-E coating thereon) as an outboard lite. A dead air space may separate the inboard and outboard lites. A highly insulated frame may be used to support the inner and outer lites. The VIG unit may be partially embedded or supported in the insulative frame, so that the insulating frame separates the VIG unit inboard lite from the outboard lite thereby reducing conductivity around the edges of the window unit so that R-value can be increased (and U-value decreased). In certain example embodiments, the total R-value of the window unit is at least about R-8, and more preferably at least about R-10 (compared to the much lower R-values of conventional IG units).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Jason E. Theios, Vijayen S. Veerasamy
  • Patent number: 8883277
    Abstract: A multiple glazing unit with at least three substrates which are held together by a frame structure, in which at least two intermediate gas-filled cavities lie each between two substrates, at least one substrate has, on at least one face in contact with an intermediate gas-filled cavity, an antireflection film which is in a face-to-face relationship relative to said intermediate gas-filled cavity, with an insulating film having reflection properties for infrared and/or in solar radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventors: David Janssen, Marcus Neander, Vincent Reymond, Ulrich Billert
  • Patent number: 8869493
    Abstract: The door is made with a multi-lite insulated glass unit and a frame of aluminum rails. The insulated glass unit has a stepped cross-section with the outer glass lite being larger than the inner glass lites. An opaque non-conductive ceramic frit forms a rectangularly shaped border to mask the mounting of the inner glass lite(s). An electrically conductive coating on the outer glass lite is insulated from the aluminum rails of the frame by a plastic strip disposed between the outer glass lite and each rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Thermoseal Industries, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Richard Chubb, Ralph Wearsch
  • Publication number: 20140298740
    Abstract: Exterior opaque hidden frame wall units and systems combining facing plates and composite insulated panels in a pressure-equalized Airloop system, permitting an opaque hidden frame wall unit without the need for intermediate stiffeners for resisting wind load, without exterior aesthetic problems associated with composite insulated panels, without a separate interior wall, and without interior condensation problems. Also provided are exterior opaque hidden frame Airloop wall units and systems with the air seal being isolated from the water seal on an offset vertical plane and away from the interior surface of the facing plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: ADVANCED BUILDING SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Raymond M.L. Ting
  • Patent number: 8802203
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to improved seals for glass articles. Certain example embodiments relate to a composition used for sealing an insulted glass unit. In certain example embodiments the composition includes vanadium oxide, barium oxide, zinc oxide, and at least one additional additive. For instance, another additive that is a different metal oxide or different metal chloride may be provided. In certain example embodiments, a vacuum insulated glass unit includes first and second glass substrates that are sealed together with a seal that includes the above-described composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventor: Timothy A. Dennis
  • Patent number: 8790783
    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: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Richard Blacker, Marcus Frank, Muhammad Imran
  • Patent number: 8679598
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to composite pillar arrangements for VIG units that include both harder and softer materials. The softer materials are located on the outside or extremities of the central, harder pillar material. In certain example embodiments, a high aspect ratio mineral lamellae is separated by an organic “glue” or polymer. When provided around a high strength pillar, the combination of the pillar and such a nano-composite structure may advantageously result in superior strength compared to a monolithic system, e.g., where significant wind loads, thermal stresses, and/or the like are encountered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventor: Vijayen S. Veerasamy
  • Patent number: 8679599
    Abstract: Vacuum-insulated glass windows include two or more glass panes, and glass-bump spacers formed in a surface of one of the panes. The glass-bump spacers consist of the glass material from the body portion of the glass pane. At least one of the glass panes comprises chemically-strengthened glass. Methods of forming VIG windows include forming the glass-bump spacers by irradiating a glass pane with a focused beam from a laser. Heating effects in the glass cause the glass to locally expand, thereby forming a glass-bump spacer. In embodiments where the glass-bump spacers are formed in a chemically-strengthened glass pane, the glass-bump spacers may be formed before or after the chemical strengthening. A second glass pane is brought into contact with the glass-bump spacers, and the edges sealed. The resulting sealed interior region is evacuated to a pressure of less than one atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard Robert Grzybowski, Michael S Pambianchi, Alexander Mikhailovich Streltsov
  • 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: 8656676
    Abstract: A laminated, plate-shaped element with at least a first and a second substrate, which are joined together at least indirectly by adhesive bonding, and also with at least one support element associated with the first substrate to fasten the laminated element to an infrastructure and active position fastening of the second substrate at least in the event of failure of the bonded joint. The position fastening is active only between the first and second substrates and is placed a certain distance from the edge of the second substrate. The active position fastening is particularly applicable in laminated elements placed in an inclined or vertical mounting position, for example in solar modules with incorporated solar cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventor: Christof Erban
  • Patent number: 8658289
    Abstract: An electromagnetic radiation shielding device includes a first ply having a No. 1 surface and a No. 2 surface and a second ply having a No. 3 surface and a No. 4 surface. The No. 2 surface of the first ply faces the No. 3 surface of the second ply. A first coating having three or more metallic layers is provided over at least a portion of one of the surfaces, such as over at least a portion of the No. 2 surface. A second coating having three or more metallic layers is provided over at least a portion of one or more of the other surfaces, such as over at least a portion of the No. 3 surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam D. Polcyn, John A. Winter, Michael Buchanan
  • Patent number: 8623243
    Abstract: Ligand exchange thermochromic systems comprising a. a transition metal ion, iodide; and at least one material capable of minimizing or eliminating yellow color formation in the system, wherein at 25° C. the color coordinate b* value of the system is less than 30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Pleotint, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher D. Anderson, Harlan J. Byker, Samuel J. De Jong, Jeffrey L. Lameris, Derick D. Winkle
  • Patent number: 8597741
    Abstract: The invention relates to an insulated glass unit having an increased service life. An outer glass pane and inner glass pane are sealed to a spacer to provide an improved gas impermeable space. The glass unit includes a curable two-part sealer composition which, upon curing, exhibits unexpectedly high adhesion to substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
    Inventors: Shayne J. Landon, David A. Williams, Vikram Kumar, Sachin A. Shelukar, Edward J. Nesakumar, Indumathi Ramakrishnan
  • Patent number: 8596024
    Abstract: A sealed unit includes at least two sheets of transparent or translucent material separated from each other by a spacer. One example of a spacer for a sealed unit includes a first elongate strip, a second elongate strip, and filler arranged therebetween. The first and second elongate strips have a small undulating shape in some embodiments. Methods of making spacers and window assemblies as well as devices for use in the manufacture of spacers and assemblies are disclosed including a manufacturing jig and a spool storage rack. The spool storage rack stores a plurality of spools configured to store spacer materials thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Infinite Edge Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Paul Trpkovski
  • Patent number: 8512829
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to metal-inclusive edge seal designs for vacuum insulating glass (VIG) units, and/or methods of making the same. First and second substantially parallel spaced-apart glass substrates, including edge portions thereof, are provided. At least one metal-inclusive edge-sealing strip is located proximate to the edge portions of the first and second substrates, getter being applied to at least a portion of at least some of the edge-sealing strips, and the at least one edge-sealing strip being selected so as to have a coefficient of thermal expansion over a temperature range of interest within about 25% of a coefficient of thermal expansion of the first and second substrates, the temperature range of interest being from about ?40° C. to about 50° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventor: David J. Cooper
  • Patent number: 8512830
    Abstract: A vacuum insulating glazing unit (VIGU) comprises first and second panes of transparent material, first and second anchors, a plurality of filaments, a plurality of stand-off elements, and seals. The first and second panes of transparent material have edges and inner and outer faces, are disposed with their inner faces substantially opposing one another, and are separated by a gap having a predetermined height. The first and second anchors are disposed at opposite edges of one pane of the VIGU. Each filament is attached at one end to the first anchor and at the other end to the second anchor, and the filaments are collectively disposed between the panes substantially parallel to one another. The stand-off elements are affixed to each filament at predetermined positions along the filament, and have a height substantially equal to the predetermined height of the gap such that the each stand-off element touches the inner surfaces of both panes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Eversealed Windows, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Bettger, David H. Stark
  • Patent number: 8495840
    Abstract: A Solar Wall Tube, including a tube and one or more glass blocks, that integrates with masonry construction and guides natural light into a building is described. The tube structure provides a much cleaner aesthetic over previous glass block installation methods while guiding more natural light to the building interior. The Solar Wall Tube also offers advantages of significantly improved thermal insulation and structural integrity over a single glass block and longevity of an enclosed building material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Pittsburgh Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas Loomis, Peter R. Atherton
  • Patent number: 8393130
    Abstract: A door module for a refrigerated case includes a central panel with a peripheral flange. A first panel is disposed on one side of the central panel and is supported by the flange. A second panel is disposed on another side of the central panel and is supported by the flange. A first seal is disposed between the first side of the flange and the first panel, and a second seal is disposed between the second side of the flange and the second panel. A channel with a desiccant material is disposed within the flange. A first opening extends from the channel to a first space between the first panel and the central panel, and a second opening extends from the channel to a second space between the second panel and the central panel. A frame is coupled to the flange and overlaps the first and second panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Hill Phoenix, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven O. Stubblefield
  • Patent number: 8389077
    Abstract: This invention relates to a window designed to prevent or reduce bird collisions therewith. In certain example embodiments, the window may include an insulating glass (IG) window unit having first and second 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. By making the window more visible to birds, bird collisions and thus bird deaths can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventor: Jemssy Alvarez
  • Patent number: 8381490
    Abstract: A skylight or other like panel comprising a dual glazed framing system is provided. The dual glazed framing system includes opposing glazing panels, a frame with supporting ledges, and translucent insulating particulate material is encapsulated in a insulating cavity defined by the frame and the opposing panes. A movable fill guide is provided and allows for the compression of the translucent insulating particulate material. A method of creating a dual glazed framing system filled with translucent insulating particulate material is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Inventors: Mark A. Back, J. Michael Riley, John E. Welsh
  • Patent number: 8377525
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to vacuum insulating glass (VIG) units, and/or methods of making the same. More particularly, certain example embodiments relate to VIG units having large pump-out ports, and/or methods of making the same. In certain example embodiments, a vacuum insulating glass (VIG) unit is provided. First and second spaced-apart glass substrates are provided, and a gap is provided between the spaced-apart substrates. A pump-out port has a size (e.g., diameter) of at least about 30 mm. A cover seals the pump-out port. A getter is in communication with the gap. The pump-out port is sealed using the cover, in making the vacuum insulating glass unit, via a sealing material provided proximate to the cover and/or proximate to the pump-out port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: David J. Cooper, Vijayen S. Veerasamy
  • Patent number: 8316596
    Abstract: An IG unit includes a perimeter structure having a port, a first pane supported by the perimeter structure, a second pane supported by the perimeter structure opposite the first pane with an interior space defined between the first and second panes that is sealed and connected to the port, and a membrane valve assembly adapted to act as a self-sealing access to the port. The membrane valve assembly optionally includes a first sealant layer, a second membrane layer, and a third sealant layer, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Pella Corporation
    Inventors: Howard C. Anderson, Andy Schirz, Kenneth E. Nossaman
  • Patent number: 8312694
    Abstract: A refrigerator unit and/or a freezer unit has a glass door which, in turn, has a door frame into which a glazing pane has been inserted. The door frame has a plastic jacket peripherally integrally shaped in one piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Liebherr-Hausgerate Ochsenhausen GmbH
    Inventors: Josef Hecht, Georg Dorner
  • Patent number: 8304046
    Abstract: An encapsulated getter arranged in vacuum glazing comprising an encapsulating box and a getter placed in the encapsulating box. The encapsulating box forms a closed cavity, and there is a gap between the getter and an inner surface of the encapsulating box. The position of the getter can be fixed with respect to the encapsulating box by filling material which is air permeable and thermal insulating in the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Beijing Synergy Vacuum Glazing Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ning Zhao
  • Patent number: 8283023
    Abstract: A flexible edge seal for a vacuum insulating glazing unit. The flexible edge seal comprises an elongate first edge seal portion having a substantially constant first cross-section and including a bonding flange at one end, a weld surface at the other end and a first center portion therebetween. An elongate second edge seal portion has a substantially constant second cross-section and includes a bonding flange at one end, a weld surface at the other end and a second center portion therebetween. Each bonding flange includes a substantially flat portion adapted for hermetic bonding to a surface of a different one of a pair of glass panes. The weld surfaces are hermetically joined to one another forming a hermetic seal therebetween. At least one of the first center portion and the second center portion has a convolute cross-section and is asymmetrical to the other center portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Eversealed Windows, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Mott, Kenneth Bettger, Elliot Brown
  • Patent number: 8266852
    Abstract: An ornamental filled glass unit (“FGU”) is manufactured by placing a first glass lite in a horizontally supported position and affixing a spacer frame around a periphery of the first surface, providing a space for filling. A first joiner element centered on the first surface, the joiner element having an upward height that slightly exceeds an intended gap between the first lite and a second lite to be placed on the spacer frame. Additional joiner elements may be used, depending upon the area of the first surface. A filler design is built by arranging a plurality of infill elements in the filling space. The second lite is affixed to an adhesive sealant around a top surface of the spacer frame, and to an adhesive on an upwardly-extending surface of each joiner element. The filler design is spatially maintained when the filler space is sealed by the second lite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Diane I. Samuels
  • Patent number: 8257805
    Abstract: The invention relates to a high thermal efficiency, insulated glass unit structure sealed with a cured composition containing, inter alia, diorganopolysiloxane(s) and organic nanoclay(s), the cured composition exhibiting low permeability to gas(es).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
    Inventors: Shayne J. Landon, David A. Williams, Vikram Kumar, Edward J. Nesakumar, Indumathi Ramakrishnan
  • Patent number: 8227055
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to vacuum insulating glass (VIG) units including infrared meltable glass frits, and/or methods of making the same. More particularly, certain example embodiments relate to increasing the amount of ferrous oxide in glass frits (e.g., lead-free glass frits) used to form edge seals such that the glass frits absorb an increased amount of IR energy. The techniques of certain example embodiments make it possible to expose some or all of the VIG intermediate assembly to infrared source(s), since the glass frit will heat up faster than the substrates thereby reducing the likelihood of the first and/or second substrate melting and losing heat treatment strength. In certain example embodiments, the frit's glass redox (FeO/Fe2O3) preferably is at least about 0.02 higher than either (or the higher) of the substrates' glass redox (FeO/Fe2O3), more preferably at least about 0.04 higher, and most preferably at least about 0.06 higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventor: Yei-Ping (Mimi) H. Wang
  • Patent number: 8221857
    Abstract: Insulating glazing element comprising a glass pane arrangement with a first outward pointing glass pane, a second inward pointing glass pane and at least a third glass pane arranged on the inside between the glass panes, wherein the glass panes comprise surfaces arranged on the inside, a spacer assembly provided for setting a distance between the glass panes and an edge seal assembly provided for sealing gaps between the glass panes against the surroundings, wherein the glazing element is set up in such a way that the pressure in the gaps is lower compared to the exterior atmospheric pressure, wherein at least one of the surfaces arranged on the inside comprises at least one low emissivity coating layer, the condition 0.3?(A1/A2)?4 is met for the solar absorptions A1, A2 of the first and second glass pane, and the solar absorption of the third glass pane is A3?0.17.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventor: Steffen Jaeger
  • Patent number: 8171690
    Abstract: Washer assemblies for mounting panels to a support without damaging the panels include a countersunk washer and a sleeve. In one implementation, the washer assemblies are configured to at least partially prevent the formation of hoop stresses within a panel, and uniformly transmit forces created by a fastener to a panel. The washer assemblies can be configured to enhance the function, look, feel, or aesthetic of a panel system. In addition, systems of at least one implementation of the present invention include a plurality of panels mounted to one or more supports using one or more washer assemblies and methods of mounting such systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: 3form, Inc.
    Inventors: Venugopal R. Ghatikar, Bryan K. Harris
  • Patent number: 8171684
    Abstract: A glass wall configured to be used as a wall or partition wall includes at least two insulating glazing units. Each glazing unit includes at least two sheets of glass spaced apart by an air gap and assembled by at least one substantially flat insert that is secured by one of its faces to the edge faces of the sheets of glass. The glazing units are secured together by a securing mechanism that collaborates with the inserts placed facing each of the glazing units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventors: Yves Demars, Ivo Smets, Geurt Roelofsen, Anne Minne
  • Patent number: 8151542
    Abstract: In general terms, this disclosure is directed to a window assembly and a window spacer. In one possible configuration and by non-limiting example, the window assembly includes a first sheet, a second sheet, and a spacer arranged between the first sheet and the second sheet. The spacer includes a first elongate strip, a second elongate strip, and continuous sidewalls or a plurality of sidewalls. In some embodiments the sidewalls include a first portion having a first fastening mechanism and a second portion have a second fastening mechanism. The first fastening mechanism is arranged and configured to securely engage with the second fastening mechanism to connect the first portion with the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Infinite Edge Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Paul Trpkovski
  • Patent number: 8114488
    Abstract: This invention relates to a window designed to prevent or reduce bird collisions therewith. In certain example embodiments, the window may include an insulating glass (IG) window unit having first and second 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. By making the window more visible to birds, bird collisions and thus bird deaths can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventor: Jemssy Alvarez
  • Patent number: 8110258
    Abstract: A glazing unit has a at least one self-supporting insert of light-transmissive insulation material in the form of honeycomb arrangement of cells sandwiched in a gap between a pair of glass lites. A granular, light-transmissive, thermally insulating filler, such as silica aerogel, substantially fills the cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Advanced Glazing Technologies Limited (AGTL)
    Inventor: Douglas Milburn
  • Patent number: 8104237
    Abstract: An insulating glass element for the at least partial delimitation of a combustion chamber, having at least two viewing panes, which have at least some areas a transparent glass or ceramic-glass material and are arranged spaced apart from each other while leaving an air chamber, and wherein a viewing area is created at least in parts of the air chamber. The two viewing panes are connected with each other by a temperature-resistant adhesive, and the adhesive encloses a viewing area of the viewing panes all around, or a spacing element, which runs around them at least partially, is connected with the two viewing panes in a material-to-material manner, preferably by a glued connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Hauke Esemann, Wolfgang Schmidbauer, Torsten Gabelmann, Claudia Stolz
  • Patent number: 8101251
    Abstract: A water release agent that release water over an application temperature range in an amount sufficient to cure a composition is add to a curable composition containing 10 to 65 weight % of a moisture-curable, silane-functional, elastomeric, organic polymer; 0.1 to 3 weight % of a condensation catalyst; and (C) 15 to 25 weight % of a physical drying agent. When used as an edge-seal in an IG unit, the cured product of the composition performs the functions of sealing, bonding, spacing, and desiccating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Edward Burton Scott, Andreas Thomas Wolf
  • Publication number: 20110296771
    Abstract: A vacuum insulated glass unit (VIGU) comprises a first pane of a transparent material and a second pane of a transparent material. The second pane is spaced apart from the first pane to define a cavity therebetween. At least one of a spacer and an array of stand-off members is disposed between the first and second panes to maintain separation therebetween. A first adhesive layer forms at least a portion of a gas-tight connection between the first pane and the second pane. A highly hermetic coating is disposed over the adhesive layer, where the coating is an inorganic layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventors: SETH A. MILLER, DAVID H. STARK, WILLIAM H. FRANCIS, IV, VISWANADHAM PULIGANDLA, EDWARD N. BOULOS, JOHN PERNICKA
  • Patent number: 8043455
    Abstract: A method of applying a spacer to a glass sheet while forming an insulating glazing unit includes the step of integrating the application of the sealant to the spacer body with the automated manufacturing process. The sealant is applied to the spacer body on line so that the sealant-laden spacer body may be applied to the glass without manually handling the sealant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Edgetech I.G., Inc.
    Inventor: Gerhard Reichert
  • Patent number: RE43533
    Abstract: A spacer stock has a pair of outer legs joined by a base to provide the spacer stock with a generally U-shaped cross section. The outer legs are formed e.g. each leg has a pair of members having a hairpin cross section to reduce the degree of torsional twist of the spacer stock and/or spacer frame with the legs preferably only connected by the base having only one thermal conducting path e.g. through the base from one leg to the other leg. The spacer stock may be shaped or sections of spacer stock joined to provide a spacer frame. The spacer frame may be used to fabricate a multi-sheet glazing unit e.g. by securing a sheet to each of the outer legs with moisture impervious adhesive or sealant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc
    Inventor: Raymond G. Gallagher