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Title: Efficient assembly of multiple pane windows

Abstract

This invention describes a process flow and method to assemble triple IG units without contaminating the center glass lite. A non-contact vacuum pad is used to lift a glass lite off from a horizontal or vertical support that conveys it from a glass washer to an assembly station. Each of multiple pads has a capacity to lift approximately seven to ten pounds. Use of multiple pads per glass sheet or lite allows lites having dimensions up to 70 by 100 inches (assuming glass thickness of one quarter inch) to be assembled.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
GED Integrated Solutions, Inc., Twinsburg, OH (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531928
Patent Number(s):
9416583
Application Number:
14/249,776
Assignee:
GED Integrated Solutions, Inc. (Twinsburg, OH)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E06 - DOORS, WINDOWS, SHUTTERS, OR ROLLER BLINDS IN GENERAL E06B - FIXED OR MOVABLE CLOSURES FOR OPENINGS IN BUILDINGS, VEHICLES, FENCES OR LIKE ENCLOSURES IN GENERAL, e.g. DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, GATES
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0000167
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014-04-10
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Briese, William, Grismer, John, and McGlinchy, Timothy B. Efficient assembly of multiple pane windows. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Briese, William, Grismer, John, & McGlinchy, Timothy B. Efficient assembly of multiple pane windows. United States.
Briese, William, Grismer, John, and McGlinchy, Timothy B. Tue . "Efficient assembly of multiple pane windows". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531928.
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