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DURABLE SOLAR MIRROR FILMS

United States Patent Application

20150124343
A1
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The present disclosure generally relates to durable solar mirror films, methods of making durable solar mirror films, and constructions including durable solar mirror films. In some embodiments, the present disclosure relates to a solar mirror film comprising: a weatherable layer having a first major surface and a second major surface; regions of reflective material adjacent to the first major surface of the weatherable layer; and regions of the first major surface of the weatherable layer substantially lacking reflective material. In some embodiments, the present disclosure relates to a weatherable layer having a first major surface and a second major surface; wherein the first major surface includes a bulk region and an edge region; and a reflective material adjacent to the bulk region of the first major surface of the weatherable layer and substantially absent from the edge region.
Henderson, Andrew J. (Eagan, MN), Clear, Susannah C. (Hastings, MN), Molnar, Attila (Vadnais Heights, MN), Brown, Katherine A. (Lake Elmo, MN), Cosgrove, Dylan T. (Oakdale, MN), Huntley, Douglas A. (Maplewood, MN), Salmon, Fay T. (Eden Prairie, MN)
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (Saint Paul MN)
14/ 398,621
April 30, 2013
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS [0001] The Government of the United States of America has rights in at least some of the inventions described in this Patent Application pursuant to DE-AC36-08GO28308 (CRADA No. 08-316) awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.