Patents Assigned to AGC Glass Europe
  • Patent number: 11066329
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing antireflective glass substrates by ion implantation, comprising selecting a source gas of N2, or O2, ionizing the source gas so as to form a mixture of single charge and multicharge ions of N, or O, forming a beam of single charge and multicharge ions of N, or O by accelerating with an acceleration voltage A between 13 kV and 40 kV and setting the ion dosage at a value between 5.56×1014×A/kV+4.78×1016 ions/cm2 and ?2.22×1016×A/kV+1.09×1018 ions/cm2, as well as antireflective glass substrates comprising an area treated by ion implantation with a mixture of simple charge and multicharge ions according to this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC GLASS COMPANY NORTH AMERICA, AGC Inc., QUERTECH INGENIERIE
    Inventors: Benjamine Navet, Pierre Boulanger, Denis Busardo
  • Publication number: 20210214994
    Abstract: A vacuum insulating glazing unit comprising a planar area, first and second glass panes, k discrete spacers distributed over the planar area and positioned between the first and second glass panes, wherein k? and k>8, and a peripheral bonding seal hermetically sealing the distance between the first and second glass panes defining an internal volume under vacuum, enclosed between the first and second glass panes and bounded by an inner perimeter of the peripheral bonding seal defining the planar area. The inner perimeter has a substantially rectangular geometry with a length, L, a width, W, with L?W. The discrete spacers are arranged according to the stress field lines of the combination of atmospheric pressure stresses, ?p, applied by the atmospheric pressure on the surface of the vacuum insulating glazing, and of thermal stresses, ?t, resulting from a temperature difference between exterior and interior environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventors: Abderrazek BEN TRAD, Julien JEANFILS, Pierre SCHNEIDER
  • Publication number: 20210213816
    Abstract: A window unit for windows in motor vehicles and the like, including a glazing panel and a frame with a profile that encompasses at least partially the peripheral sides of the glazing panel. The frame includes a primary part which is in the form of a hard component and features an exterior profile where the primary part has at least one inner profile line with at least one notch and/or one protrusion extending from the peripheral side of the glazing panel to the center of the window unit. The primary part is capable of being fixed onto another object like a car body, a decorative object, a building, a door frame, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Robert HICK, Roman HYNEK, Jiri MACHACEK, Antonin CHALOUPECKY
  • Publication number: 20210210834
    Abstract: A vehicle antenna glazing comprising an antenna element placed on an outwardly oriented face of the glazing. The antenna element operates at a frequency between 750 MHZ and 28 GHZ. The antenna element is connected to a co-axial cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventor: Shimo KENICHIRO
  • Patent number: 11052634
    Abstract: A laminated substrate for an electrochromic dimmer element includes a glass substrate; and a transparent conductive film. The glass substrate includes a silicon oxide, an aluminum oxide, a boron oxide, an alkaline earth metal oxide, and an alkali metal oxide in a total amount of 90 mol % or more, and includes the alkali metal oxide in a total amount of 12 mol % or less. The transparent conductive film includes an indium oxide film containing tin, and a tin oxide film containing at least one of tantalum, antimony and fluorine, in this order from a glass substrate side. The indium oxide film is formed directly on the glass substrate, a refractive index and an extinction coefficient of the indium oxide film at a wavelength of 1.3 ?m is less than 0.4, and greater than 0.4, respectively. A film thickness of the tin oxide film is greater than 35 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignees: AGC GLASS EUROPE SA, AGC INC., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA.
    Inventors: Yuki Aoshima, Hidefumi Odaka
  • Publication number: 20210184333
    Abstract: A vehicle antenna glazing comprising an antenna element that is a WIFI antenna working at 2.41-2.48 GHz frequencies and further comprises a planar radiating element connected to a co-axial connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Xavier DARDENNE, Ha BUI-VAN, Dan LIS
  • Publication number: 20210178381
    Abstract: A method for preparing catalyst particles that includes providing an average atomic number Zavr for a catalyst starting material, providing an ion beam having an ion beam current and selecting an ion beam dose X expressed in ions/g, based on the weight of the catalyst starting material, where X follows the following equations: (7/Zavr)×1018 ions/g<X<(7/Zavr)×6×1019 ions/g, implanting the catalyst starting material with an ion beam dose X primarily comprising the selected ions, where the ratio of the current of the ion beam current to the cross-section area of the ion beam, measured at the point of contact with the catalyst starting material is at least 1.2 ?A/mm2, thereby obtaining a catalyst. The resulting catalyst particles are useful in NOx, CO, and/or HC emission reduction devices, fuel cells, or catalysts in chemical reactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventors: Denis BUSARDO, Lionel VENTELON
  • Publication number: 20210184373
    Abstract: A glazing panel comprising an electrical connector with a shield element to avoid a wicking effect, where the connector is an electrically conductive connector connected to an electrically conductive structure such as a heatable coating or an antenna. The glazing panel is particularly suitable for an automobile glazing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Peter SCHNOERCH, Csaba MOROCZ
  • Publication number: 20210163344
    Abstract: A cover glass sheet configured to cover a display element including a first textured surface having a surface roughness defined by a first arithmetic amplitude value, Ra1, and a first spacing value, Rsm1. Both values are measured on an evaluation length of 12 mm with a Gaussian filter wherein the cut-off wavelength is 0.8 mm. A first transmission haze value, Haze1, is equal to or lower than 10%. A first clarity value, Clarity1, and a second textured surface comprise a second transmission haze value, Haze2. The second transmission haze value, Haze2, of the second textured surface is equal to or lower than a maximum haze value, HazeMax (Haze2?HazeMax), wherein HazeMax=4.99?8.13 10?1(Haze1)+4.67 10?2(Clarity1) %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Fabrice SINAPI, Etienne DEGAND, Ingrid MARENNE, Zakaria HABIBI
  • Patent number: 11008248
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coated substrate comprising: a substrate; a soft coating provided on at least a part of at least one face of the substrate; a protective sol-gel coating provided on at least a part of said face above the soft coating, to a process for making such coated substrate and to glazing units comprising such coated substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC Inc., AGC GLASS COMPANY NORTH AMERICA, AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventors: Eric Bosgaerd, Eugenie Peyroux
  • Patent number: 11001038
    Abstract: An improved laminated assembly comprising functional elements with connections extending outside of the laminated assembly preventing air, moisture and water from entering the assembly as well as a method to prevent air, moisture and water from entering a laminated assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Pierre Defoy, Pierre Boulanger, Samuel Martinquet
  • Publication number: 20210129115
    Abstract: A method for preparing catalyst particles that includes providing a catalyst starting material, an ion beam, and an electrostatic charge reduction device selected from a source of UV light, a source of X-rays, an electron beam, and an electrically grounded catalytic starting material carrier. The method further includes implanting the catalyst starting material with an ion beam dose primarily made of monocharged or monocharged and multicharged ions with an energy of the monocharged ions in the ion beam from at least 10 keV to at most 100 keV thereby obtaining a catalyst. The obtained catalyst particles particles are useful in NOx, CO, and/or HC emission reduction devices, fuel cells, or catalysts in chemical reactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventors: Denis BUSARDO, Lionel VENTELON
  • Publication number: 20210123236
    Abstract: A glazing assembly for a curtain wall glazing system comprising a glazing unit and a frame structure formed by a plurality of glazing profiles. Each of the plurality of glazing profiles comprises a main structural frame part and a removable clamping part. The removable clamping parts when removed from the structural frame parts unclamp the glazing unit and open a clearance allowing removal of the glazing unit in a direction of a first area. At least one of the main structural frame parts comprises a structural portion and a mobile clamping portion. When removing the mobile clamping portion from the structural frame portions a clearance is opened allowing the performance of maintenance activities to an edge region of the glazing unit from the second area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventors: Pavel CUMPELÍK, Razmik BALIAN
  • Publication number: 20210123293
    Abstract: A vacuum insulating glazing unit has a length equal to or greater than 800 mm and a width equal to or greater than 500 mm. The unit includes first and second float annealed glass panes having thicknesses Z1 and Z2, respectively. The thickness Z2 is equal to or greater than 4 mm and equal to or greater than (??15 mm)/5. The thickness ratio Z1/Z2 is equal to or greater than 1.10. The unit also has a set of discrete spacers positioned between the first and second glass panes and forming an array having a pitch (?) between 10 mm and 40 nm; a hermetically bonding seal sealing the distance between the first and second glass panes over a perimeter; and an internal volume having a vacuum pressure of less than 0.1 mbar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventors: Abderrazek BEN TRAD, Julien JEANFILS, Pierre SCHNEIDER
  • Publication number: 20210126354
    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: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC.
    Inventors: Peter SCHNOERCH, Shoichi TAKEUCHI
  • Patent number: 10988402
    Abstract: The invention relates to a trim element for interior vehicle. According to the invention, the trim element is made of glass sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Claire Mattelet, Pierre Humblet
  • Publication number: 20210101368
    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 and 15 m 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: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Thomas LAMBRICHT, Yannick SARTENAER, Quentin FRASELLE, Nicolas CHORINE, Maxime COLLIGNON
  • Publication number: 20210100074
    Abstract: An electrically heatable laminated automotive glazing unit including an exterior glass sheet that is curved and tempered and a thin glass interior sheet that is also tempered, these sheets being joined by means of a thermoplastic interlayer sheet. The glazing unit is configured to receive mechanical moving and/or fastening means and a portion of the exterior sheet is not covered by the thin interior sheet. The glazing unit is fastened in the zone not covered by the thin sheet, and the glazing unit includes at least one electrically heatable zone comprising (i) a substantially transparent, electrically conductive coating layer and (ii) spaced busbars adapted to supply electrical voltage across the substantially transparent, electrically conductive coating layer. The spaced busbars are placed in the portion of the exterior sheet which is not covered by the thin interior sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Rostislav LOSOT, Sylvain DRUGMAN
  • Publication number: 20210087106
    Abstract: A glass sheet comprising at least one antireflective, etched surface having a surface roughness defined, when measured on an evaluation length of 12 mm and with a Gaussian filter with a cut-off wavelength is 0.8 mm, by: 0.02?Ra?0.6 ?m; 0.1?Rz?3 ?m; and 5?RSm?180 ?m. The glass sheet has the following optical properties, when measured from the antireflective, etched surface: a haze value of from 1 to 40%; a clarity value of from 30 to 100%; a gloss value at 60° of from 20 to 130 SGU; and a luminous reflectance Rc from 4 to 7%. The antireflective, etched surface comprises implanted ions. Such a glass sheet is particularly suitable for display applications as cover glass and has excellent sparkle reduction properties together with an anti-glare effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventors: Benjamine NAVET, Amory JACQUES
  • Publication number: 20210091270
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes a substrate that is at least partially transparent to optical radiation and has a first index of refraction. A diode region is disposed on a first surface of the substrate and is configured to emit light responsive to a voltage applied thereto. An encapsulation layer may be disposed on a second surface of the substrate and has a second index of refraction. An antireflective layer stack is formed within the substrate directly below the second surface of the substrate. The antireflective layer has an amorphous non-porous first layer, a porous second layer, an optional amorphous non porous third layer, and a fourth layer with modified crystallinity. The encapsulation layer may also be omitted and the substrate's second surface may separate the substrate, which has an antireflective layer stack within the substrate, directly below the second substrate surface, from air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC Inc., AGC GLASS COMPANY NORTH AMERICA, AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventors: Lionel VENTELON, Pierre BOULANGER