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Title: Method and apparatus for an insulating glazing unit and compliant seal for an insulating glazing unit

Abstract

A Vacuum Insulating Glazing Unit (VIGU) comprises two or more glass lites (panes) spaced apart from one another and hermetically bonded to an edge seal assembly therebetween. The resulting cavity between the lites is evacuated to create at least one insulating vacuum cavity within which are disposed a plurality of stand-off members to maintain separation between the lites. The edge seal assembly is preferably compliant in the longitudinal (i.e., edgewise) direction to allow longitudinal relative motion between the two lites (e.g., from thermal expansion). The longitudinal compliance may be obtained by imprinting a three-dimensional pattern into the edge seal material. The edge seal assembly is preferably bonded to the lites with a first bond portion that is hermetic and a second bond portion that is load-resistant. Methods for producing VIGUs and/or compliant edge seal assemblies and VIGU and edge seal apparatus are disclosed.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
EverSealed Windows, Inc., Evergreen, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1250455
Patent Number(s):
9328512
Application Number:
13/464,951
Assignee:
EverSealed Windows, Inc. (Evergreen, CO)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B23 - MACHINE TOOLS B23K - SOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B32 - LAYERED PRODUCTS B32B - LAYERED PRODUCTS, i.e. PRODUCTS BUILT-UP OF STRATA OF FLAT OR NON-FLAT, e.g. CELLULAR OR HONEYCOMB, FORM
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0004024
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 May 04
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Francis, IV, William H., Freebury, Gregg E., Beidleman, Neal J., and Hulse, Michael. Method and apparatus for an insulating glazing unit and compliant seal for an insulating glazing unit. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Francis, IV, William H., Freebury, Gregg E., Beidleman, Neal J., & Hulse, Michael. Method and apparatus for an insulating glazing unit and compliant seal for an insulating glazing unit. United States.
Francis, IV, William H., Freebury, Gregg E., Beidleman, Neal J., and Hulse, Michael. Tue . "Method and apparatus for an insulating glazing unit and compliant seal for an insulating glazing unit". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1250455.
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abstractNote = {A Vacuum Insulating Glazing Unit (VIGU) comprises two or more glass lites (panes) spaced apart from one another and hermetically bonded to an edge seal assembly therebetween. The resulting cavity between the lites is evacuated to create at least one insulating vacuum cavity within which are disposed a plurality of stand-off members to maintain separation between the lites. The edge seal assembly is preferably compliant in the longitudinal (i.e., edgewise) direction to allow longitudinal relative motion between the two lites (e.g., from thermal expansion). The longitudinal compliance may be obtained by imprinting a three-dimensional pattern into the edge seal material. The edge seal assembly is preferably bonded to the lites with a first bond portion that is hermetic and a second bond portion that is load-resistant. Methods for producing VIGUs and/or compliant edge seal assemblies and VIGU and edge seal apparatus are disclosed.},
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