Patents Assigned to Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20170178870
    Abstract: A method of extracting and accelerating ions is provided. The method includes providing a ion source. The 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 being 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 method further includes generating a plasma using the first hollow cathode and the second hollow cathode.
    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
  • Publication number: 20170140904
    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: November 16, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicants: AGC Flat Glass North America, Inc., Asahi Glass Co., Ltd., AGC Glass Europe S.A.
    Inventors: John Chambers, Peter MASCHWITZ
  • Publication number: 20170140903
    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: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicants: AGC Flat Glass North America, Inc., Asahi Glass Co., Ltd., AGC Glass Europe S.A.
    Inventors: John CHAMBERS, Peter MASCHWITZ
  • Patent number: 9478401
    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: October 25, 2016
    Assignees: AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., ASAHI GLASS CO., LTD., AGC GLASS EUROPE S.A.
    Inventor: Peter Maschwitz
  • Publication number: 20160304389
    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: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, ASAHI GLASS CO LTD
    Inventors: Audrey DOGIMONT, Thomas LAMBRICHT
  • Publication number: 20160280584
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glass sheet comprising at least one etched surface having a surface roughness defined, when measured on an evaluation length of 12 mm and with a Gaussian filter of which the cut-off wavelength is 0.8 mm, by: 0.02?Ra?0.4 microns, 5?RSm?30 microns, said glass sheet having the following optical properties, when measured from said etched surface: a haze value of from 1 to 40%; a clarity value of from 50 to 100%; a gloss value at 60° of from 20 to 110 SGU. Such a glass sheet which is particularly suitable for display applications as cover glass. In particular, the glass sheet of the invention has excellent anti-sparkling properties together with an anti-glare effect. Moreover, the glass sheet of the invention also combines anti-glare and anti-sparkling properties with a “soft touch”.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, ASAHI GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fabrice SINAPI, Eugenie PEYROUX
  • Publication number: 20160272534
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glass sheet having a high transmission in the infrared, especially usable in a touch screen, touch panel or touch pad. More precisely, the invention relates to a glass sheet having a composition that comprises, in an amount expressed in 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 Fe2O3 form) 0.002-0.06%; and cerum in an amount (expressed in CeO2 form) ranging from 0.001 to 1%. The invention also relates to the use of such a glass sheet in a device using infrared radiation propagating essentially inside said sheet. By virtue of its high transmission of infrared radiation, the glass sheet according to the invention may advantageously be used, for example, in a screen or panel or tablet, the glass sheet defining a touch surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, ASAHI GLASS CO LTD
    Inventors: Audrey DOGIMONT, Thomas LAMBRICHT
  • Publication number: 20160236974
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glass sheet comprising at least one etched surface having a surface roughness defined, when measured on an evaluation length of 2 mm and with a Gaussian filter of which the cut-off wavelength is 0.8 mm, by: 0.02?Ra?0.4 microns, 5?RSm?30 microns, said glass sheet having the following optical properties, when measured from said etched surface: —a haze value of from 1 to 30%; —a clarity value of from 50 to 100%; —a gloss value at 60° of from 30 to 110 SGU. Such a glass sheet which is particularly suitable for display applications as cover glass. In particular, the glass sheet of the invention has excellent anti-sparkling properties together with an anti-glare effect. Moreover, the glass sheet of the invention also combines anti-glare and anti-sparkling properties with a “soft touch”.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, ASAHI GLASS CO LTD
    Inventors: Fabrice SINAPI, Eugenie PEYROUX
  • Patent number: 9388009
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide a sliding member for sheet-shaped recording material detachment having superior resistance to abrasion and superior heat resistant rigidity, and either a seal ring for an automobile or a seal ring or a sliding member for an industrial gas compressor, having high mechanical strength while ensuring flexibility. The objective is achieved with a sliding member for sheet-shaped recording material detachment, and either a seal ring for an automobile or a seal ring or a sliding member for an industrial gas compressor, made from a resin composite comprising: as a first element, either an adhesive fluorocarbon resin (A) or a resin compound of the resin (A) and a fluorocarbon resin (B) which differs from the resin (A), which are in a volumetric ratio (AB) of 5/95 to 99/1; and as a second element, 0.5 to 99 volume % of a thermoplastic polyimide (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignees: ASAHI GLASS CO., LTD., STARLITE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eiichi Nishi, Takashi Sato, Hiroyoshi Uejima, Tomokazu Ichikawa, Toru Hashimoto, Shinya Kikutani, Kazuhiro Mizutani, Ryo Hisano
  • Publication number: 20160194241
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glass sheet with high IR transmission. More precisely, the invention relates to a glass sheet having a composition comprising in a content expressed in percentages of the total weight of the glass: 55?SiO2?85% 0?Al2O3?30% 0?B2O3?20% 0?Na2O<5% 0?CaO?20% 0?MgO?15% 0?K2O?20% 0?BaO?20% 0.002?total iron (expressed in the form of Fe2O3)?0.06%, said composition comprising a chromium content such as: 0.0001%?Cr2O3?0.06% expressed in a percentage of the total weight of glass. Because of its high IR transmission the glass sheet according to the invention can be advantageously used, for example, in a screen or panel or pad, wherein the glass sheet defines a touch sensitive surface. The invention also relates to the use of such a glass sheet in a device using an infrared radiation that propagates essentially inside said sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, ASAHI GLASS CO LTD
    Inventors: Thomas LAMBRICHT, Audrey DOGIMONT
  • Publication number: 20160168012
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glass sheet with high IR transmission. More precisely, the invention relates to a glass sheet having a composition comprising in a content expressed in percentages of the total weight of the glass: 55?SiO2?85% 18<Al2O3?30% 0?B2O3?20% 0?Na2O?25% 0?CaO?20% 0?MgO?15% 0?K2O?20% 0?BaO?20% 0.002?total iron (expressed in the form of Fe2O3)?0.06%, said composition comprising a chromium content such as: 0.0001%?Cr2O3?0.06% expressed in a percentage of the total weight of glass. Because of its high IR transmission the glass sheet according to the invention can be advantageously used, for example, in a screen or panel or pad, wherein the glass sheet defines a touch sensitive surface. The invention also relates to the use of such a glass sheet in a device using an infrared radiation that propagates essentially inside said sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, ASAHI GLASS CO LTD
    Inventors: Thomas LAMBRICHT, Audrey DOGIMONT
  • Publication number: 20160159681
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glass sheet with high IR transmission. More precisely, the invention relates to a glass sheet having a composition comprising in a content expressed in percentages of the total weight of the glass: 78<SiO2?85% 0?Al2O3?30% 0?B2O3?20% 0?Na2O?25% 0?CaO?20% 0?MgO?15% 0?K2O?20% 0?BaO?20% 0.002?total iron (expressed in the form of Fe2O3)?0.06%, said composition comprising a chromium content such as: 0.0001%?Cr2O3?0.06% expressed in a percentage of the total weight of glass. Because of its high IR transmission the glass sheet according to the invention can be advantageously used, for example, in a screen or panel or pad, wherein the glass sheet defines a touch sensitive surface. The invention also relates to the use of such a glass sheet in a device using an infrared radiation that propagates essentially inside said sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, ASAHI GLASS CO LTD
    Inventors: Thomas LAMBRICHT, Audrey DOGIMONT
  • Publication number: 20160152511
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glass sheet with high IR transmission. More precisely, the invention relates to a glass sheet having a composition comprising in a content expressed in percentages of the total weight of the glass: 55?SiO2?85% 0?Al2O3?30% 0?B2O3?20% 0?Na2O?25% 0?CaO?20% 0?MgO?15% 10<K2O?20% 0?BaO?20% 0.002?total iron (expressed in the form of Fe2O3)?0.06%, said composition comprising a chromium content such as: 0.0001%?Cr2O3?0.06% expressed in a percentage of the total weight of glass. Because of its high IR transmission the glass sheet according to the invention can be advantageously used, for example, in a screen or panel or pad, wherein the glass sheet defines a touch sensitive surface. The invention also relates to the use of such a glass sheet in a device using an infrared radiation that propagates essentially inside said sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, ASAHI GLASS CO LTD
    Inventors: Thomas LAMBRICHT, Audrey DOGIMONT
  • Publication number: 20160137546
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glass sheet with high IR transmission. More precisely, the invention relates to a glass sheet having a composition comprising in a content expressed in percentages of the total weight of the glass: 55?SiO2?85% 0?Al2O3?30% 0?B2O3?20% 0?Na2O?25% 0?CaO?20% 0?MgO?15% 0?K2O?20% 5?BaO?20% 0.002?total iron (expressed in the form of Fe2O3)?0.06%, said composition comprising a chromium content such as: 0.0001%?Cr2O3?0.06% expressed in a percentage of the total weight of glass. Because of its high IR transmission the glass sheet according to the invention can be advantageously used, for example, in a screen or panel or pad, wherein the glass sheet defines a touch sensitive surface. The invention also relates to the use of such a glass sheet in a device using an infrared radiation that propagates essentially inside said sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, ASAHI GLASS CO LTD
    Inventors: Thomas LAMBRICHT, Audrey DOGIMONT
  • Publication number: 20160068431
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing a glass sheet provided with an enamel-based coating, comprising the step of applying to a glass sheet a liquid composition containing (i) a hydrolysate of at least one metal alkoxide, (ii) a solvent which has a boiling point of at least 180° C., and (iii) a glass frit; the temperature of the glass sheet when the liquid composition is applied being of at least 300° C. The process of the invention allows on-line enamelling of a glass sheet, getting a good adhesion of the enamel on the glass sheet. Moreover, the obtained enamelled glass sheet is temperable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, ASAHI GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Matthias LEROY, Yuichi KUWAHARA
  • Patent number: 9168614
    Abstract: A method of generating a hole or well in an electrically insulating or semiconducting substrate, a hole or well in a substrate generated by this method, and an array of holes or wells in a substrate generated by the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: ASAHI GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Christian Schmidt, Leander Dittmann, Adrien Chaize, Svend Hoyer
  • Publication number: 20150002021
    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: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicants: AGC Flat Glass North America, Inc., Asahi Glass Co., Ltd., AGC Glass Europe S.A.
    Inventor: Peter MASCHWITZ
  • Publication number: 20150004330
    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: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicants: AGC Flat Glass North America, Inc., Asahi Glass Co., Ltd., AGC Glass Europe S.A.
    Inventor: Peter Maschwitz
  • Publication number: 20140242500
    Abstract: A process for cleaning and restoring deposition shield surfaces which results in a cleaned shield having a surface roughness of between about 200 microinches and about 500 microinches and a particle surface density of less than about 0.1 particles/mm2 of particles between about 1 micron and about 5 microns in size and no particles less than about 1 micron in size and method for use thereof is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicants: SEMATECH, INC., ASAHI GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Vibhu Jindal, Junichi Kageyama
  • Publication number: 20140242501
    Abstract: A deposition chamber shield having a stainless steel coating of from about 100 microns to about 250 microns thick wherein the coated shield has a surface roughness of between about 300 microinches and about 800 microinches and a surface particle density of less than about 0.1 particles/mm2 of particles between about 1 micron and about 5 microns in size and no particles below about 1 micron in size, and process for production thereof is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicants: SEMATECH, INC., ASAHI GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Vibhu Jindal, Junichi Kageyama