Patents Assigned to Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 10290474
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel plasma sources useful in the thin film coating arts and methods of using the same. More specifically, the present invention provides novel linear and two dimensional plasma sources that produce linear and two dimensional plasmas, respectively, that are useful for plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition. The present invention also provides methods of making thin film coatings and methods of increasing the coating efficiencies of such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., ASAHI GLASS CO., LTD., AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventor: Peter Maschwitz
  • Patent number: 10290473
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel plasma sources useful in the thin film coating arts and methods of using the same. More specifically, the present invention provides novel linear and two dimensional plasma sources that produce linear and two dimensional plasmas, respectively, that are useful for plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition. The present invention also provides methods of making thin film coatings and methods of increasing the coating efficiencies of such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., ASAHI GLASS CO., LTD., AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventor: Peter Maschwitz
  • Publication number: 20190119154
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for manufacturing glass substrates with reduced internal reflectance by ion implantation, comprising ionizing a source gas of N2, O2, Ar, and/or He so as to form a mixture of single charge and multicharge ions of N, O, Ar, and/or He forming a beam of single charge and multicharge ions of N, O, Ar, and/or He, by accelerating with an acceleration voltage comprised between 15 kV and 60 kV and an ion dosage comprised between 1017 ions/cm2 and 1018 ions/cm2. The invention further concerns glass substrates having reduced internal reflectance, comprising an area treated by ion implantation with a mixture of simple charge and multicharge ions according to this method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC GLASS COMPANY NORTH AMERICA, ASAHI GLASS CO LTD, QUERTECH INGÉNIERIE
    Inventors: Benjamine NAVET, Pierre BOULANGER
  • Patent number: 10242846
    Abstract: An ion source includes a chamber. The ion source further includes a first hollow cathode having a first hollow cathode cavity and a first plasma exit orifice and a second hollow cathode having a second hollow cathode cavity and a second plasma exit orifice. The first and second hollow cathodes are disposed adjacently in the chamber. The ion source further includes a first ion accelerator between and in communication with the first plasma exit orifice and the chamber. The first ion accelerator forms a first ion acceleration cavity. The ion source further includes a second ion accelerator between and in communication with the second plasma orifice and the chamber. The second ion accelerator forms a second ion acceleration cavity. The first hollow cathode and the second hollow cathode are configured to alternatively function as electrode and counter-electrode to generate a plasma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignees: AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., ASAHI GLASS CO., LTD., AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: John Chambers, Peter Maschwitz
  • Publication number: 20180370852
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glass substrate for chemical strengthening where a side is treated by ion implantation so as to reduce the extent of ion exchange upon chemical strengthening. Other embodiments relate to a method for making a chemically strengthened glass substrate with controlled curvature comprising: providing a substrate having first and second opposing sides, wherein the substrate presents in the surface layer of at least part of the first side a first ion implantation profile that reduces the extent of ion exchange upon chemical strengthening and chemically strengthening the ion implantation treated glass substrate. The parameters of the ion implantation are chosen such that a controlled curvature is obtained upon chemical strengthening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, ASAHI GLASS CO LTD
    Inventors: Benjamine NAVET, Pierre BOULANGER
  • Patent number: 10163608
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel plasma sources useful in the thin film coating arts and methods of using the same. More specifically, the present invention provides novel linear and two dimensional plasma sources that produce linear and two dimensional plasmas, respectively, that are useful for plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition. The present invention also provides methods of making thin film coatings and methods of increasing the coating efficiencies of such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignees: AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., ASAHI GLASS CO., LTD., AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventor: Peter Maschwitz
  • Patent number: 10115570
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel plasma sources useful in the thin film coating arts and methods of using the same. More specifically, the present invention provides novel linear and two dimensional plasma sources that produce linear and two dimensional plasmas, respectively, that are useful for plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition. The present invention also provides methods of making thin film coatings and methods of increasing the coating efficiencies of such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignees: AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., ASAHI GLASS CO., LTD., AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventor: Peter Maschwitz
  • Publication number: 20180289618
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ophthalmic aqueous composition containing PGF2? analogues for treating ocular hypertension and glaucoma, to a method for treating ocular hypertension and glaucoma by administering said composition to a subject in need of such treatment, and to a method for increasing aqueous solubility and stability of PGF2? analogues in an aqueous composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicants: Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Asahi Glass Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Timo REUNAMAKI, Pertti PELLINEN, Olli OKSALA, Kari LEHMUSSAARI
  • Patent number: 10083821
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel plasma sources useful in the thin film coating arts and methods of using the same. More specifically, the present invention provides novel linear and two dimensional plasma sources that produce linear and two dimensional plasmas, respectively, that are useful for plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition. The present invention also provides methods of making thin film coatings and methods of increasing the coating efficiencies of such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignees: AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., ASAHI GLASS CO., LTD., AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventor: Peter Maschwitz
  • Patent number: 9999593
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ophthalmic aqueous composition containing PGF2? analogs for treating ocular hypertension and glaucoma, to a method for treating ocular hypertension and glaucoma by administering said composition to a subject in need of such treatment, and to a method for increasing aqueous solubility and stability of PGF2? analogs in an aqueous composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignees: SANTEN PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD., ASAHI GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Timo Reunamaki, Pertti Pellinen, Olli Oksala, Kari Lehmussaari
  • Publication number: 20180138575
    Abstract: Glazing panel having an electrically conductive connector. A glazing panel comprising (i) a pane of glass, (ii) an antenna, (iii) an electrically conductive connector joined to the antenna by a lead-free solder material, and (iv) a coaxial cable joined to the electrically conductive connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, ASAHI GLASS CO LTD, AGC AUTOMOTIVE AMERICAS R&D, INC
    Inventors: Remi SARKIS, Paul SCHOEBRECHTS, Peter SCHNOERCH, Shoichi TAKEUCHI, Naoki HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180118606
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glass sheet having a high transmission in the infrared that comprises, in percentages by weight: SiO2 ??55-85% Al2O3 ???0-30% B2O3 ???0-20% Na2O ???5-25% CaO ???0-20% MgO ???0-15% K2O ???0-20% BaO ???0-20% Total iron (expressed in Fe2O3 form) 0.002-0.04%; the composition furthermore comprising at least two components from chromium, selenium, copper, cerium, manganese and antimony; the chromium (expressed in Cr2O3 form) being in a maximum content of 0.02% by weight; the selenium (expressed in Se form) being in a maximum content of 0.08% by weight; the copper (expressed in CuO form) being in a maximum content of 0.04% by weight; the cerium (expressed in CeO2 form) being in a maximum content of 0.8% by weight; the manganese (expressed in MnO form) being in a maximum content of 1.6% by weight; the antimony (expressed in Sb2O3 form) being in a maximum content of 0.8% by weight; and the composition being according to the formula: [10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, ASAHI GLASS CO LTD
    Inventors: Thomas LAMBRICHT, Audrey DOGIMONT
  • Patent number: 9950946
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glass sheet having high transmission of infrared (IR) radiation. More specifically, the invention relates to a glass sheet having a composition which comprises, in a content expressed as percentages by total weight of glass: SiO2 55-85%; Al2O3 0-30%; B2O3 0-20%; Na2O 0-25%; CaO 0-20%; MgO 0-15%; K2O 0-20%; BaO 0-20%; Total iron (expressed in the form of Fe2O3) 0.002-0.06%, a chromium content (expressed in the form of Cr2O3) ranging from 0.0015% to 1% and a cobalt content (expressed in the form of Co) ranging from 0.0001% to 1%. By virtue of its high transmission of IR radiation, the glass sheet according to the invention can advantageously be used in a device using a technology requiring very good transmission of IR radiation, whether through the main faces or starting from their sheared edge (for example, a screen or panel or pad, the glass sheet defining a touch surface).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignees: AGC GLASS EUROPE, ASAHI GLASS CO LTD
    Inventors: Audrey Dogimont, Thomas Lambricht
  • Publication number: 20180025892
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hollow cathode plasma source and to methods for surface treating or coating using such a plasma source, comprising first and second electrodes (1, 2), each electrode comprising an elongated cavity (4), wherein dimensions for at least one of the following parameters is selected so as to ensure high electron density and/or low amount of sputtering of plasma source cavity surfaces, those parameters being cavity cross section shape, cavity cross section area cavity distance (11), and outlet nozzle width (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, S.A., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., ASAHI GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Thomas BIQUET, Peter MASCHWITZ, John CHAMBERS, Hughes WIAME
  • Publication number: 20170338083
    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: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicants: AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC GLASS EUROPE, S.A., ASAHI GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: John CHAMBERS, Peter MASCHWITZ, Yuping LIn, Herb JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20170334775
    Abstract: The invention concerns a process for increasing the scratch resistance of a glass substrate by implantation of simple charge and multicharge ions, comprising maintaining the temperature of the area of the glass substrate being treated at a temperature that is less than or equal to the glass transition temperature of the glass substrate, selecting the ions to be implanted among the ions of Ar, He, and N, setting the acceleration voltage for the extraction of the ions at a value comprised between 5 kV and 200 kV and setting the ion dosage at a value comprised between 1014 ions/cm2 and 2.5×1017 ions/cm2.The invention further concerns glass substrates comprising an area treated by implantation of simple charge and multicharge ions according to this process and their use for reducing the probability of scratching on the glass substrate upon mechanical contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, ASAHI GLASS CO LTD, QUERTECH INGENIERIE
    Inventors: Benjamine NAVET, Pierre BOULANGER, Lionel VENTELON, Denis BUSARDO, Frederic GUERNALEC
  • Publication number: 20170309458
    Abstract: A plasma source is provided. The plasma source includes at least three hollow cathodes, including a first hollow cathode, a second hollow cathode, and a third hollow cathode, each hollow cathode having a plasma exit region. The plasma source includes a source of power capable of producing multiple output waves, including a first output wave, a second output wave, and a third output wave, wherein the first output wave and the second output wave are out of phase, the second output wave and the third output wave are out of phase, and the first output wave and the third output wave are out of phase. Each hollow cathode is electrically connected to the source of power such that the first hollow cathode is electrically connected to the first output wave, the second hollow cathode is electrically connected to the second output wave, and the third hollow cathode is electrically connected to the third output wave. Electrical current flows between the at least three hollow cathodes that are out of electrical phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicants: AGC Flat Glass North America, Inc., Asahi Glass Co., Ltd., AGC Glass Europe
    Inventors: John CHAMBERS, Peter MASCHWITZ
  • Patent number: 9721765
    Abstract: A plasma source is provided. The plasma source includes at least three hollow cathodes, including a first hollow cathode, a second hollow cathode, and a third hollow cathode, each hollow cathode having a plasma exit region. The plasma source includes a source of power capable of producing multiple output waves, including a first output wave, a second output wave, and a third output wave, wherein the first output wave and the second output wave are out of phase, the second output wave and the third output wave are out of phase, and the first output wave and the third output wave are out of phase. Each hollow cathode is electrically connected to the source of power such that the first hollow cathode is electrically connected to the first output wave, the second hollow cathode is electrically connected to the second output wave, and the third hollow cathode is electrically connected to the third output wave. Electrical current flows between the at least three hollow cathodes that are out of electrical phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignees: AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., ASAHI GLASS CO., LTD., AGC GLASS EUROPE S.A.
    Inventors: John Chambers, Peter Maschwitz
  • Patent number: 9721764
    Abstract: A method of producing a plasma is provided. The method includes providing at least three hollow cathodes, including a first hollow cathode, a second hollow cathode, and a third hollow cathode. Each hollow cathode has a plasma exit region. The method further includes providing a source of power capable of producing multiple output waves, including a first output wave, a second output wave, and a third output wave. The first output wave and the second output wave are out of phase, the second output wave and the third output wave are out of phase, and the first output wave and the third output wave are out of phase. Each hollow cathode is electrically connected to the source of power such that the first hollow cathode is electrically connected to the first output wave, the second hollow cathode is electrically connected to the second output wave, and the third hollow cathode is electrically connected to the third output wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignees: AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., ASAHI GLASS CO., LTD., AGC GLASS EUROPE S.A.
    Inventors: John Chambers, Peter Maschwitz
  • Publication number: 20170178869
    Abstract: An ion source includes a chamber. The ion source further includes a first hollow cathode having a first hollow cathode cavity and a first plasma exit orifice and a second hollow cathode having a second hollow cathode cavity and a second plasma exit orifice. The first and second hollow cathodes are disposed adjacently in the chamber. The ion source further includes a first ion accelerator between and in communication with the first plasma exit orifice and the chamber. The first ion accelerator forms a first ion acceleration cavity. The ion source further includes a second ion accelerator between and in communication with the second plasma orifice and the chamber. The second ion accelerator forms a second ion acceleration cavity. The first hollow cathode and the second hollow cathode are configured to alternatively function as electrode and counter-electrode to generate a plasma.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicants: AGC Flat Glass North America, Inc., Asahi Glass Co., Ltd., AGC Glass Europe S.A.
    Inventors: John Chambers, Peter MASCHWITZ