Patents Assigned to AGC Glass Europe
  • Publication number: 20220246776
    Abstract: To provide a solar cell module excellent in processability at the time of production, a method for producing it, and a building exterior wall material using it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicants: AGC Inc., AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Yu ONOZAKI, Tomohiro SAKAI, Yasuo SUGAWARA, Yuichi KUWAHARA
  • Publication number: 20220227664
    Abstract: A decorative glass element including a transparent glass substrate with an outer surface exposed to an outer environment and separated from an inner surface by a substrate thickness, a structured coating made of a transparent polymer that is applied over all or part of the inner surface of the transparent glass substrate to form a coated substrate and a structured free surface with an RZ roughness between 0.1 and 4 mm, and a base support coupled to the coated substrate with an interior surface facing with or without contact the free surface of the structured coating and protecting the free surface from direct access from the outer environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Thomas LAMBRICHT, Cécile MUSIALSKI, Charlotte JACOB
  • Publication number: 20220231179
    Abstract: To provide a solar cell module excellent in design property and weather resistance, a method for producing it, and a building exterior wall material using it. The solar cell module of the present invention comprises, from the light-receiving surface side of the solar cell module, a cover glass, a first encapsulant layer, a design layer, a second encapsulant layer and solar cells in this order, the first encapsulant layer contains an ultraviolet absorber, the first encapsulant layer has a thickness of from 50 to 2,000 ?m, and the design layer contains a fluororesin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicants: AGC Inc., AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Yu ONOZAKI, Tomohiro SAKAI, Yasuo SUGAWARA, Yuichi KUWAHARA
  • Patent number: 11390557
    Abstract: The invention concerns an automotive glazing comprising (i) at least one glass sheet having an absorption coefficient comprised between 5 m?1 and 15 m?1 in the wavelength range from 750 to 1650 nm and having an external face and an internal face, and (ii) an infrared filter. According to the present invention, an infrared-based remote sensing device in the wavelength range from 750 to 1650 nm, and preferably in the wavelength range from 750 to 1000 nm, is placed on the internal face of the glass sheet in a zone free of the infrared filter layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Thomas Lambricht, Yannick Sartenaer, Quentin Fraselle, Nicolas Chorine, Maxime Collignon
  • Patent number: 11387549
    Abstract: A glazing panel comprising (i) a pane of glass, (ii) an antenna, (iii) an electrically conductive connector joined to the antenna by a solder material, and (iv) a coaxial cable joined to the electrically conductive connector. The electrically conductive connector is a flat connector comprising first and a second electrically conductive portions laminated between two films of a resilient material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignees: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC.
    Inventors: Peter Schnoerch, Shoichi Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20220212984
    Abstract: A coated substrate includes a soft coating deposited by physical vapor deposition provided on at least a part of at least one main face of the substrate. The coated substrate also includes a protective coating provided on at least a part of the main face above the soft coating. A process for making a coated substrate includes a soft coating and a protective coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventors: David PIERRE, Eric BOSGAERD, Thierry MORAY
  • Publication number: 20220206157
    Abstract: A detection device which includes a LiDAR sensing device, a housing enclosing the LiDAR sensing device, and at least one cover lens. A portion of the cover lens is made of a glass sheet having an absorption coefficient lower than 5 m?1 in the wavelength range from 750 to 1650 nm, preferably in the range of 750 to 1050 nm. The cover lens is fixed to the protective housing and is encapsulated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Sébastien DELNEUFCOURT, Jean MASSON, Robert HICK, Frank BEKAERT, Yannick SARTENAER, Quentin FRASELLE
  • Publication number: 20220200156
    Abstract: An antenna unit to be used by being installed so as to face window glass for a building includes a radiating element, a phase control member situated on an exterior-side with reference to the radiating element and configured to control a phase of an electromagnetic wave radiated from the radiating element, and a conductor situated on an interior-side with reference to the radiating element, wherein the phase control member is a member including a dielectric and a plurality of conductor portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicants: AGC Inc., AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC Vidros do Brasil Ltda.
    Inventors: Ryuta SONODA, Masaki HORIE
  • Publication number: 20220196843
    Abstract: An automotive vehicle having (a) a pane with a refractive index, n1, (b) a Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) device located in the interior environment and facing the inner surface of the pane, and (c) an anti-reflection unit, made of a material of refractive index, n3, coupling the LiDAR device to the inner surface of the transparent pane, and having a mean absorption coefficient (k) in the wavelength range from 750 nm to 1650 nm lower than 5 m?1 (i.e., k?5 m?1). The anti-reflection unit also has an interfacial surface coupled in intimate contact with the inner surface of the transparent pane and a surface coupled to the LiDAR device, forming the angle ? with the interfacial surface and which normal forms the angle ?, with the incident axis (i0), where ? is between ?30° and +30°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Meijie LI, Yannick SARTENAER, Fabien DESCAMPS
  • Patent number: 11364860
    Abstract: An exterior trim element for a motor vehicle which includes a cover part made of glass disposed on a support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventor: Rolf Gervelmeyer
  • Patent number: 11358373
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sunroof for a motor vehicle including two glass sheets (1, 3) joined together by a thermoplastic insert (2), wherein the sheet (1) directed toward the outside is annealed, and the sheet (3) directed toward the inside is made of tempered glass, the total thickness of the glass sheets being no greater than 5 mm, and preferably no greater than 4.5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventor: Denis Legrand
  • Publication number: 20220177363
    Abstract: An improved glazing unit including a glass panel which is low in reflectance for RF radiation, a coating system which is high in reflectance for RF radiation disposed on the glass panel and creating onto the glazing unit a dual band bandpass filter. The glazing unit further includes at least one frequencies selective decoated portion of the coating system extending along a plane, P; having a width, DW, and a length, DL. The at least one frequencies selective decoated portion features a first decoated element with a plurality of unit cells, and a plurality of second decoated elements where a second decoated element is placed in a unit cell of the first decoated element, but no second decoated element is in contact with the first decoated element and at least one unit cell of the first decoated element has no second decoated element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventor: Adrien LEMOINE
  • Publication number: 20220177355
    Abstract: A glass sheet having a high near-IR transmission and very low visible transmission. The glass sheet is a silicate-type and has a composition that includes, in a content expressed as weight percentages, by total weight of glass: total iron (expressed as Fe2O3) 0.02-1%, Chromium (expressed as Cr2O3) 0.05-0.8%, Cobalt (expressed as Co) 0.03-0.175%. The glass sheet shows, intrinsically, a very low visible transmission together with a high IR transmission at wavelengths of interest (i.e. 850, 900 and 950 nm) and low amounts of Cr6+ species. The glass sheet is therefore valuable within the context of autonomous cars and in particular, those with fully integrating LiDAR systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventor: Michel BOGAERTS
  • Publication number: 20220178195
    Abstract: A vacuum insulating glazing unit with an infrared reflecting coating, having a first glass pane with a thickness Z1, bearing the infrared reflecting coating on the inner pane face, and an energetical absorptance EA1; a second glass pane with a thickness Z2 and an energetical absorptance EA2; a set of discrete spacers between the first and second glass panes maintaining a distance between the two glass panes and forming an array with a pitch ?; a hermetically bonding seal, sealing the distance between the two glass panes over a perimeter thereof; an internal volume, V, defined by the two glass panes, spacers and closed by the hermetically bonding seal; where Z1>Z2 and ?EA?0.0033 ?Z2/mm2?0.0468 ?Z/mm+0.7702; where ?EA=EA1?2EA2, and Z1?5 mm, Z2?3 mm, ?Z=Z1?Z2?1 mm, and 10 mm???35 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventors: Abderrazek BEN TRAD, Minwei WANG
  • Patent number: 11345628
    Abstract: The invention concerns a trim element for a motor vehicle comprising at least one glass sheet having an absorption coefficient comprised between 5 m?1 and 15 m?1 in the wavelength range from 750 to 1650 nm and having an external and an internal faces. According to the present invention, an infrared-based remote sensing device in the wavelength range from 750 to 1650 nm, is placed behind the internal face of the glass sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Thomas Lambricht, Yannick Sartenaer, Quentin Fraselle, Nicolas Chorine, Maxime Collignon
  • Publication number: 20220166126
    Abstract: An insulating glazing unit extends along a plane, P, defined by a longitudinal axis, X, and a vertical axis, Z; having a width, W, measured along the longitudinal axis, X, and a length, L, measured along the vertical axis, Z, and includes a first glass pane that faces outside and has two major surfaces extending along a plane, P. A second glass pane faces inside and has two major surfaces extending along a plane, P. A spacer maintains a distance, D, between the first and second glass panes, creating a space, S. An antenna unit comprises an antenna and is fixed between the first and second glass panes with a fixing portion for fixing the antenna to one of the glass panes and maintaining the antenna at a distance, Da1, from the inner surface of the first glass pane to create a space, SI, through which gas can circulate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventor: Mohsen YOUSEFBEIKI
  • Publication number: 20220161740
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a molded vehicle trim element including the following steps: (i) providing a carrier plate in a mold for injection molding including a mobile core of the mold and cavity of the mold to give the final shape of the vehicle trim element, (ii) providing a glass panel in the mold having at least a first region to be bent, (iii) cold bending the glass panel inside the mold in a requested shape, (iv) injecting a soft material to form the vehicle trim element made of bent carrier plate and glass panel fixed together via the molding material, and (v) removing the vehicle trim element from the mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventor: Robert HICK
  • Patent number: 11339089
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing neutral color antireflective glass substrates by ion implantation, the method including ionizing a N2 source gas so as to form a mixture of single charge and multicharge ions of N, forming a beam of single charge and multicharge ions of N by accelerating with an acceleration voltage A between 20 kV and 25 kV and setting the ion dosage at a value between 6×1016 ions/cm2 and ?5.00×1015×A/kV+2.00×1017 ions/cm2. A neutral color antireflective glass substrates including an area treated by ion implantation with a mixture of simple charge and multicharge ions according to the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignees: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC GLASS COMPANY NORTH AMERICA, AGC Inc., QUERTECH INGENIERIE
    Inventors: Benjamine Navet, Pierre Boulanger, Denis Busardo
  • Publication number: 20220154524
    Abstract: A vacuum insulating glazing unit includes a first infrared reflecting coating and a second infrared reflecting coating. A first glass pane has a thickness, Z1, and an energetical absorptance EA1, and bears the first infrared reflecting coating on its outer pane face. A second glass pane has a thickness, Z2, and an energetical absorptance, EA2. A set of discrete spacers is positioned between the glass panes and forms an array having a pitch, ?. An internal volume, V, is defined by the first and second glass panes and the set of discrete spacers, and has a vacuum of absolute pressure of less than 0.1 mbar. The second infrared reflecting coating is borne on a glass pane face that faces the internal volume, V. The first glass pane is thicker than the second glass pane (Z1>Z2), and in that ?EA?0.0029 ?Z2/mm2?0.041 ?Z/mm+0.6375.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventors: Abderrazek BEN TRAD, Minwei WANG
  • Publication number: 20220154526
    Abstract: A glazing unit with a glass panel that is low in reflectance for RF radiation, a coating system that is high in reflectance for RF radiation disposed on the glass panel and creating onto the glazing unit a dual band bandpass filter. The glazing unit further features at least one frequencies selective decoated portion of the coating system extending along a plane, P, defined by a longitudinal axis, X, and a vertical axis, Z; having a width, DW, measured along the longitudinal axis, X, and a length, DL, measured along the vertical axis, Z. The frequencies selective decoated portion includes a first decoated element with a plurality of unit cells forming a regular grid, and a plurality of second decoated elements wherein a second decoated element is placed in each unit cell of the first decoated element and no second decoated element is in contact with the first decoated element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventors: Xavier RADU, André RIBESSE