Patents Assigned to AGC Glass Europe
  • Patent number: 11910497
    Abstract: A method to retrofit a transparent window which does not comprise an electric heating device, such as a vehicle windshield, with a transparent window having an electric heating device. The method includes (i) removing from the vehicle the transparent window which does not comprise an electric heating device, (ii) installing a transparent window, provided with an electric heating device, such as a heating layer, and at least one temperature sensor, to obtain a retrofitted heating transparent window, (iii) connecting the electric heating device to a voltage supply device such that by applying a heating voltage to the transparent window, and (iv) connecting a remote control device with the at least one temperature sensor and the voltage supply device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventor: Michel Meyers
  • Patent number: 11897232
    Abstract: A laminated glazing with an optically transparent area including at least one inner and one outer glass sheet, each having an internal and an external face, and being high level of near infrared radiation transmission glass sheets, at least one thermoplastic interlayer to laminate the at least the inner and the outer glass sheets, including at least a first zone and a second zone, the second zone being delimited by the optically transparent area, and at least one optical sensor device provided on the inner face of the inner pane integrated in the optically transparent area. The thermoplastic interlayer further includes a second zone delimited by the optically transparent area where the laminated glazing has a value of infrared transmission TIR1 higher than the value of infrared transmission TIR2 of the first zone for the working wavelengths of the optical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Meijie Li, Yannick Sartenaer, Quentin Fraselle, Marek Novotny
  • Publication number: 20240040673
    Abstract: A glass cover for an optical sensor comprising a heating system. The heating system comprises a pattern of wires having a width between 14 and 300 ?m, preferably between 25 and 200 ?m, more preferably between 35 and 100 ?m, even more preferably between 45 and 55 ?m. A related sensor device that includes the glass cover as well as a method to obtain the glass cover are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Xavier GOFFINET, Xavier LALOYAUX, Jean MASSON, Yannick SARTENAER
  • Publication number: 20240026730
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fire resistant vacuum insulating glazing assembly including at least one vacuum insulating glazing unit, and at least one intumescent glazing unit. Also provided is the use of a vacuum insulating glazing unit in a fire resistant vacuum insulating glazing assembly to improve fire resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Bertrand MATHY, Thomas LESCOT, Pierre SCHNEIDER, Julien JEANFILS
  • Patent number: 11875976
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a plasma source utilizing a macro-particle reduction coating and method of using a plasma source utilizing a macro-particle reduction for deposition of thin film coatings and modification of surfaces. More particularly, the present invention relates to a plasma source comprising one or more plasma-generating electrodes, wherein a macro-particle reduction coating is deposited on at least a portion of the plasma-generating surfaces of the one or more electrodes to shield the plasma-generating surfaces of the electrodes from erosion by the produced plasma and to resist the formation of particulate matter, thus enhancing the performance and extending the service life of the plasma source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignees: AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC GLASS EUROPE, ASAHI GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: John Chambers, Peter Maschwitz, Yuping Lin, Herb Johnson
  • Publication number: 20240014539
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vehicle window pane intended to be placed into an opening in a vehicle's body, the opening having at least a first edge and a second edge and being continuously connected by a corner, provided with an antenna system comprising: —at least a first and a second antennas disposed on the vicinity of the corner; —the first and second antennas are designed to transmit/receive radio waves in the substantially same frequency range; —the first and second antennas have respectively a feeding portion placed close to each other; —the first antenna has: —a first part extending from its feeding portion in parallel to the first edge, the corner and the edge of the opening, said first part being a continuous line extended from the feeding portion along with the first edge, the corner and the second edge, and terminated at one crossing point along with the second edge, —a second part which is extended from the crossing point on said first part, the crossing point being located on a part of th
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicant: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Kazuhiro NAKANO, Manuel PAYEN, Vincent VANDENBERGHE
  • Publication number: 20240015878
    Abstract: A device for the electrical discharge processing of a non-conducting liquid including at least one alternating succession of essentially rectangular, parallel, and spaced-apart n electrode plates and n+1 dielectric plates, with n?2, the electrode plates being numbered from 1 to n; the device includes a series of first electrical connectors electrically connected to all even numbered electrode plates in proximity to a first pair of diametrically opposite corners; and the device includes a series of second electrical connectors electrically connected to all odd numbered electrode plates in proximity to a second pair of diametrically opposite corners. Further, a method for electrical discharge processing of a non-conducting liquid using the device is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2021
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicant: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Philippe ROQUINY, Philippe BELLET, Sébastien ADANS
  • Publication number: 20240001483
    Abstract: An improved laser apparatus, inscribed in a parallelepiped rectangle R defined by a longitudinal axis, X, a vertical axis, Y defining a plane P and a lateral axis, Z, including a mounting means to mount the laser apparatus on a window, preferably a multi-glazed window, mounted in situ. The laser apparatus also includes a laser device generating a laser beam to treat a surface of the window, an orientation means able to orientate the laser beam defining a maximum decoatable surface WSm on the coated surface and a housing including an aperture to let the laser beam going out of the housing. The laser apparatus includes a skirt at least partially surrounding the aperture where the skirt is opaque to the laser beam. A related method is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2021
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventor: Eric MORGANTE
  • Publication number: 20240006740
    Abstract: An antenna system inscribed in a parallelepiped. The parallelepiped has an antenna system front face. The antenna system contains a first transparent dielectric panel in front of the antenna system front face and a second transparent dielectric panel in front of the first transparent dielectric panel and separated by at least one panel interlayer from the first transparent dielectric panel. The antenna system also contains a transparent antenna arrangement containing a patch network attached and separated by at least one patch interlayer from the first transparent dielectric panel, a feeding network attached and separated by at least one feed interlayer from the second transparent dielectric panel and a ground plane. The antenna system also contains an antenna housing. An associated method and use are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventors: Mohsen YOUSEFBEIKI, Rafik ADDACI, Günther SALME
  • Publication number: 20230415271
    Abstract: An improved decoating apparatus including a mounting means to be mounted on a multi-glazed window mounted in situ and a laser device to decoat at least partially a coating system present on a surface of the multi-glazed window. The decoating apparatus further includes a closing means at least partially to reduce the maximum decoatable surface to a working surface. Further, an associated decoating method and use of a closing means to decoat is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2021
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventor: Eric MORGANTE
  • Publication number: 20230415275
    Abstract: An improved decoating apparatus and associated method inscribed in a parallelepiped rectangle defined by a longitudinal axis, a vertical axis, defining a plane and a lateral axis, including a mounting means to mount the decoating apparatus on a window mounted in situ. The decoating apparatus further includes a laser device to decoat at least partially a portion of a coating system presents on a surface of the window. The laser device includes a fixed part, irremovable in the decoating apparatus in directions paralleled to the plane and along the lateral axis, including a laser generator to generate a laser beam. The laser device includes a mobile part including a focal lens to produce a focal point of the laser beam at a defined distance from the focal lens. The decoating apparatus further includes a movable means able to move the mobile part substantially along the lateral axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2021
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventor: Eric MORGANTE
  • Publication number: 20230405724
    Abstract: A method of calibrating a focal point of a laser apparatus inscribed in a parallelepiped rectangle R defined by a longitudinal axis, X, a vertical axis, Y defining a plane P and a lateral axis, Z. The method uses a laser apparatus for treating a window that includes a mounting means to mount a decoating apparatus on the window mounted in situ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2021
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventor: Eric MORGANTE
  • Publication number: 20230408814
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a HUD system comprising a. a light source (14) projecting polarized light towards a glazing (10), said glazing (10) comprising an outer sheet of glass (11) having a first surface (P1) and a second surface (P2), and an inner sheet of glass (12) having a first surface (P3) and a second surface (P4), b. wherein over at least a portion of at least one of the surface (P1, P2, P3, P4) of the outer (11) and/or the inner sheet of glass (12) comprises a first enhanced p-polarized reflective coating (13). According to the present invention, the said light source (14) projecting polarized light comprises a waveplate (18) to compensate glass retardation in order to have P-polarized light at the outer face (P1) of the outer glass sheet (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicant: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Patrick AYOUB, Nerio LUCCA, Nicolas OU, Jean-François NOULET, Soufiane EL ABDOUNI
  • Publication number: 20230411855
    Abstract: An antenna arrangement includes a first transparent dielectric panel and a second transparent dielectric panel. The second transparent dielectric panel is in front of the first transparent dielectric panel and separated by at least one panel interlayer from the first transparent dielectric panel. The antenna arrangement further includes a patch network attached and separated by at least one patch interlayer from the first transparent dielectric panel, a feeding network attached and separated by at least one feed interlayer from the second transparent dielectric panel defining a distance Dpf between the patch network and the feeding network and a ground plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventors: Mohsen YOUSEFBEIKI, Rafik ADDACI
  • Publication number: 20230413420
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an improved RF interface board and a laminated assembly having a RF interface board having an inner and an outer part. The laminated assembly includes a dielectric support having a first and a second surfaces and at least a first and a second RF transmission strips disposed on the dielectric support. The first and the second RF transmission strips are electrically isolated from each other, are configured to be connected to a connector at the outer part, and are each configured to be connected to a different conductive element at the inner part. The first RF transmission strip is on the first surface of the dielectric support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventors: Mohsen YOUSEFBEIKI, Rafik ADDACI
  • Publication number: 20230384240
    Abstract: A process of determination of a percentage of glass surface to treat with a decoating process in a defined enclosed space in order to reach a predetermined level of electromagnetic reception and/or transmission at a predetermined frequency, using a database. The process contains the following: measurement of the inside and/or outside electromagnetic signal amplitude; calculation of an expected attenuation level; identification, in said database, of reference percentages of treated surface where the corresponding reference attenuation levels are inferior or equal to the expected attenuation level; determination of a percentage of glass surface to treat in the defined enclosed space corresponding to the identified reference percentage of treated surface where the corresponding reference attenuation level is minimum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventors: Xavier RADU, Michael BRUSCAGLIA
  • Patent number: 11827561
    Abstract: A trim element for a motor vehicle that includes 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. 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: December 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Thomas Lambricht, Yannick Sartenaer, Quentin Fraselle, Nicolas Chorine, Maxime Collignon
  • Patent number: 11829043
    Abstract: An integrated glazing unit (IGU) includes a first pane, an electronic laminate that includes an electronic device provided between first and second substrates, a plurality of terminals coupled to the electronic device, and the first substrate being attached to the first pane. The IGU also includes a second pane coupled to the electronic laminated assembly by a spacer, the spacer being recessed with respect to the laminate edge and the second pane edge, forming an interpane volume, R, between the first and second panes. The IGU further includes a gutter having an open face and giving access to an inner volume, Vi. The gutter is positioned within the interpane volume, R, with the open face being recessed from, flush with or extending by less than 10 mm from the second pane edge. The gutter is suitable for receiving the male and/or female electric connector of a cable harness in the inner volume, Vi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignees: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC Inc., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventors: Jonathan Vivier, Olivier Bouesnard
  • Publication number: 20230365460
    Abstract: A coated glass sheet including a glass substrate and a UV reflecting coating on at least one major surface of the glass substrate. The UV reflecting coating consists of first, second, and third layers in this order moving away from the glass substrate, where the first and third layers include a dielectric material selected from the group consisting of a mixed oxide of titanium and zirconium, and a mixed nitride of zirconium and silicon, and the second layer includes silicon oxide SiOx.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Applicant: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventor: Stijn MAHIEU
  • Publication number: 20230356577
    Abstract: A window unit includes a glazing panel and a rigid part provided on at least a part of an edge of the glazing panel on at least one peripheral side and designed to receive a decorative strip. The rigid part includes at least one snap-fit system with a base and at least first and second arms. The window unit also includes a frame profile encompassing the edge of the glazing panel on at least one peripheral side and is made of soft material. The frame profile is over-molded on at least a part of the rigid part. The snap-fit system has at least one rigid arm and at least one flexible arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Applicant: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Robert HICK, Frank BEKAERT, Sébastien DELNEUFCOURT