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1. (WO2017155779) VACUUM GLAZING PILLARS FOR INSULATED GLASS UNITS AND INSULATED GLASS UNITS THEREFROM

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/155779    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/020378
Publication Date: Fri Sep 15 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: E06B 3/663
Applicants: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
Inventors: LARSEN, Jeremy K.
VOGEL-MARTIN, Margaret M.
Title: VACUUM GLAZING PILLARS FOR INSULATED GLASS UNITS AND INSULATED GLASS UNITS THEREFROM
Abstract:
The present disclosure relates to pillars useful in the fabrication of insulated glass units, particularly, vacuum glazing, insulated glass units. The invention also relates to insulated glass units containing said pillars. The present disclosure provides a pillar for use in a vacuum insulated glass unit wherein the pillar includes a body comprising (i) a hub region and (ii) a plurality of arms radiating from and integral with the hub region, each arm comprising a neck and a lobe, the neck connecting the lobe to the hub region. The body has a thickness, a first contact surface with first surface area, an opposed second contact surface with a second surface area and at least one sidewalk The first contact surface comprises at least one first structure, integral with the first contact surface, the at least one first structure having a first structure base and a first structure face opposite the base, a thickness and a first structure face surface area.