Patent Number: 6,255,003

Title: Gold-clad-silver-layer-containing films

Abstract: Heat wave-reflective or electrically conductive substantially transparent sheets, such as glazing sheets, which include a transparent solid substrate and one or more sequential transparent gold-clad silver layers supported by the substrate are disclosed. These sheets have superior corrosion resistance to equivalent sheets made without the gold cladding or made with gold/silver alloys. Sputter-deposit methods for producing these sheets are also disclosed.

Inventors: Woodard; Floyd E. (Los altos, CA), Knapczyk; Jerome W. (Springfield, MA)

Assignee: Southwall Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: C03C 17/40 (20060101); C03C 17/36 (20060101); C23C 14/20 (20060101); C23C 14/18 (20060101); B32B 015/08 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018