Patents Assigned to AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA.
  • Patent number: 12021295
    Abstract: A glazing unit including a glass panel and an antenna unit. The antenna unit includes an antenna, a fixing portion for fixing the antenna to the glass panel at a distance d depending on the frequency so that a space S through which air can flow is formed between the glass panel and the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignees: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventors: Mohsen Yousefbeiki, Michaël Demeyere
  • Patent number: 12015187
    Abstract: A glazing unit comprising at least a glass panel and an antenna unit. The antenna unit includes an antenna a fixing means for fixing the antenna to the glass panel so that a space S through which air can flow is formed between the glass panel and the antenna with a light transmission of at least 30%, preferably at least 50% and more preferably at least 65%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignees: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventors: Mohsen Yousefbeiki, Xavier Radu, Michaël Demeyere, Dan Lis, Marco Zaccaria
  • Patent number: 12015186
    Abstract: A 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 at least a glass panel and an antenna unit. The antenna unit includes an antenna. The antenna unit also includes a fixing portion for fixing the antenna to the glass panel so that a space, S, through which air can flow is formed between the glass panel and the antenna. At least one non-fixing portion and at least one metallic element are placed over at least a part of the non-fixing portion of the antenna unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignees: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventor: Mohsen Yousefbeiki
  • Patent number: 11996613
    Abstract: A glazing unit containing a glass panel which is low in reflectance for RF radiation, and a coating system which is high in reflectance for RF radiation disposed on the glass panel. The glazing unit also contains a frequencies selective decoated portion of the coating system extending along a plane, P, defined by a longitudinal axis, X, and a vertical axis, Z, and having a width, DW, measured along the longitudinal axis, X, and a length, DL, measured along the vertical axis, Z, creating onto the glazing unit a bandpass filter. The frequencies selective decoated portion contains a decoated element allowing determined frequencies to pass thought the glazing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignees: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventors: Xavier Radu, André Ribesse
  • Patent number: 11973259
    Abstract: An antenna unit to be used by being installed so as to face window glass of a building, the antenna unit including a radiating element, a reflective member configured to reflect electromagnetic waves radiated from the radiating element toward outside of the building, and a support unit configured to removably support the reflective member. An antenna unit attachment method includes installing an antenna unit so as to face window glass for a building, the antenna unit having a radiating element and a support unit, and supporting a reflective member that reflects electromagnetic waves radiated from the radiating element by the support unit on an outdoor side relative to the radiating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignees: AGC Inc., AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC Vidros do Brasil Ltda.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Hiramatsu, Mayu Ogawa, Ryuta Sonoda, Kentaro Oka, Ken Ebihara, Yuya Shimada
  • Patent number: 11967792
    Abstract: A coaxial connector includes a base surface; a coaxial structure where a dielectric is between a central conductor and an outer conductor; and a protrusion protruding from the base surface. The central conductor includes a contact portion protruding from the base surface. In response to a substrate being inserted toward the base surface between the contact portion and the protrusion, the contact portion comes into contact with a conductor pattern formed on a surface of the substrate. The outer conductor includes a protruding conductor protruding from the base surface and not in contact with the substrate inserted between the contact portion and the protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignees: AGC Inc., AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC Vidros do Brasil Ltda.
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Ikuma
  • Patent number: 11958768
    Abstract: An improved a 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 said 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, 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 at least one frequencies selective decoated portion includes a first decoated element that includes a plurality of unit cells forming a regular grid of n rows by m columns unit cells and a plurality of second decoated elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignees: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventor: Xavier Radu
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 11697269
    Abstract: A transparent substrate with a laminated film, which comprises a transparent substrate and a laminated film formed on at least one surface of the transparent substrate, wherein the laminated film has a first dielectric layer, a crystallinity-improving layer, a functional layer and a second dielectric layer in this order from the transparent substrate side, the crystallinity-improving layer contains ZrNx (wherein x is higher than 1.2 and at most 2.0), the functional layer contains at least one metal nitride selected from the group consisting of titanium nitride, chromium nitride, niobium nitride, molybdenum nitride and hafnium nitride, and the concentration of oxygen atoms at a boundary between the crystallinity-improving layer and the functional layer, is at most 20 atom %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignees: AGC INC., AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA.
    Inventors: Akiyo Matsumoto, Masanobu Isshiki, Masafumi Akita
  • Patent number: 11677142
    Abstract: An improved glazing unit 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, including a glass panel, a housing able to accommodate a communication device and an opening arranged on the glass panel. The present invention also discloses a communication system including a glazing unit, at least a 4G and/or 5G signal communication unit and a provider fixed station or active or passive repeater, which is placed at least at 1 m outside from the glazing unit, wherein the 4G and/or 5G signal communication unit is fixed to the glazing unit at the opposite side from the provider fixed station or active or passive repeater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignees: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC Inc., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventors: Mohsen Yousefbeiki, Michael Bruscaglia, Simon Castex, Vincent Lieffrig, Bernard Monville, Adrien Lemoine, Kevin Vergnolle
  • Publication number: 20230173617
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing at least one portion of at least one coating system present in a multi-glazed window that includes at least two glass panels alternatively separated by at least one interlayer and forming multiple interfaces. The apparatus includes a decoating device with a laser source that generates a laser beam having a specific direction. The decoating device further includes an orientation means configured to control the direction of the laser beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Publication date: June 8, 2023
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC Inc., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventors: Eric MORGANTE, Bernard MONVILLE, Simon CASTEX, Adrien LEMOINE
  • Publication number: 20230150867
    Abstract: A glass substrate with a silica film according to the present invention includes a glass substrate and a silica film formed using a silica film-forming composition, in which the composition includes at least one kind selected from the group consisting of a hydrolyzable compound, a hydrolyzate thereof, and a hydrolysis condensation compound thereof, and at least one kind selected from the group consisting of a silica particle and a zirconia particle, the hydrolyzable compound consisting of a tetraalkoxysilane, a compound (compound I) represented by formula I: (R3-p(L)pSi-Q-Si(L)pR3-p), optionally a fluoroalkylsilane having a hydrolysable group, and optionally a zirconium compound having a hydrolyzable group, and the contents of the tetraalkoxysilane, the compound I, and the at least one kind selected from the group consisting of a silica particle and a zirconia particle in terms of SiO2/ZrO2 fall within specified ranges, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2023
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Applicants: AGC Inc., AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA.
    Inventors: Kazutomo MORI, Soshi WATANABE, Kazuya YAOITA, Shohei HOSOO