Patents Assigned to Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20140216343
    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: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicants: AGC Flat Glass North America, Inc., AGC Glass Europe, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Peter MASCHWITZ
  • Publication number: 20140220361
    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: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicants: AGC Flat Glass North America, Inc., AGC Glass Europe, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Peter MASCHWITZ
  • Patent number: 8734907
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignees: Sematech, Inc., Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Vibhu Jindal, Junichi Kageyama
  • Patent number: 8734586
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignees: Sematech, Inc., Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Vibhu Jindal, Junichi Kageyama
  • Patent number: 8652586
    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: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignees: AGC Flat Glass North America, Inc., Asahi Glass Co., Ltd., AGC Glass Europe
    Inventor: Peter Maschwitz
  • Patent number: 8608914
    Abstract: A molten salt electrolysis apparatus and a molten metal electrolyzing method using such a device are disclosed having an electrolysis vessel (4) accommodating melt electrolyte including melt metal chloride, and an electrode unit (1) having electrically conductive electrodes (8), first insulation members (9) covering upper end surfaces of the electrodes and fixed thereto while extending upward from the upper end surfaces, second insulation members (10) covering lower end surfaces of the electrodes and fixed thereto while extending downward from the lower end surfaces, and an electrode frame (12) composed of an insulating body surrounding the electrodes, the electrode unit being immersed in the melt electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayuki Shimamune, Yoshinori Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20130326870
    Abstract: A method of generating a hole or the like in an electrically insulating or semiconducting substrate, includes a) providing a substrate; b) melting a volume of material of the substrate; c) removing the molten volume of material by applying a voltage across the substrate using two electrodes, thereby applying a defined amount of electrical energy to the substrate and dissipating the electrical energy from the substrate, wherein the rate of dissipating the applied electrical energy is controlled by at least one current and/or power modulating element, the at least one current and/or power modulating element being part of the electrical connection between the voltage source and the electrodes, and wherein the current and/or power modulating element is a resistor, a capacitor, an inductor or any combination of the foregoing, with the proviso that, if there is only one current and/or power modulating element, it is not an ohmic resistor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Christian SCHMIDT, Leander DITTMANN, Adrien CHAIZE, Svend HOYER
  • Publication number: 20130330506
    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: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Christian Schmidt, Leander Dittmann, Adrien Chaize, Svend Hoyer
  • Publication number: 20130313774
    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: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicants: STARLITE CO., LTD., ASAHI GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eiichi Nishi, Takashi Sato, Hiroyoshi Uejima, Tomokazu Ichikawa, Toru Hashimoto, Shinya Kikutani, Kazuhiro Mizutani, Ryo Hisano
  • Patent number: 8339012
    Abstract: To provide an electret whose surface potential is improved and an electrostatic induction conversion device comprising the same, an electret is formed by spin-coating a fluorine-containing polymer composition for coating which contains a fluorine-containing polymer having a ring structure in its main chain, a silane coupling agent, an aprotic fluorine-containing solvent, and a fluorine-containing alcohol as a protic fluorine-containing solvent on a copper substrate and baking it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: The University of Tokyo, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Suzuki, Yoshihiko Sakane
  • Patent number: 8273595
    Abstract: The present invention provides for cost-efficient methods for on-line deposition of semi-conducting metallic layers. More specifically, the present invention provides on-line pyrolytic deposition methods for deposition of p-type, n-type and i-type semi-conducting metallic layers in the float glass production process. Furthermore, the present invention provides for on-line pyrolytic deposition methods for production of single-, double-, triple- and multi-junction p-(i-)n and n-(i-)p type semi-conducting metal layers. Such p-type, n-type and i-type semi-conducting metal layers are useful in the photovoltaic industry and attractive to manufacturers of photovoltaic modules as “value-added” products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignees: AGC Flat Glass North America, Inc., Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Christopher R. Cording, Matthew Spencer, Kunio Masumo
  • Publication number: 20110151222
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to anti-reflective coatings and methods of making the same. More specifically, the present invention is directed to porosity graded anti-reflective coatings that are made by methods that comprise preparing a liquid composition with specific amounts of tetraethyl orthosilicate, polyethylene glycol, hydrochloric acid, ethanol, butanol and water; applying the liquid composition onto a surface of a heated substrate; and heating the coated glass system to a temperature higher than that of the heated substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicants: AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., ASAHI GLASS CO., LTD., AGC GLASS EUROPE, S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Francois OUDARD, François LECOLLEY
  • Publication number: 20110152264
    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: May 28, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicants: Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Timo Reunamaki, Pertti Pellinen, Olli Oksala, Kari Lehmussaari
  • Publication number: 20110053059
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mask blank which comprises a substrate made of a synthetic quartz glass and a light-shielding film laminated on a surface of the substrate and is for use in a semiconductor device production technique employing an exposure light wavelength of 200 nm or shorter, wherein the mask blank has a birefringence, as measured at a wavelength of 193 nm, of 1 nm or less per substrate thickness. According to the present invention, mask blanks suitable for use in the immersion exposure technique and the polarized illumination technique are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Kikugawa, Akira Takada, Satoru Takaki, Yosuke Sato, Yasuhiko Akao
  • Patent number: 7883817
    Abstract: The present invention provides a gas diffusion electrode capable of sufficiently preventing not only degradation of MEA during storage but also degradation of initial characteristics and durability during the time period from production to initial use, and a polymer electrolyte fuel cell including the gas diffusion electrode. The gas diffusion electrode includes a catalyst layer in which A1 representing a total mass of organic substance comprising alcohol, a partial oxide of the alcohol, a product of intramolecular dehydrogenation reaction of the alcohol, a product of intermolecular condensation reaction of the alcohol, a product of intermolecular condensation reaction between the alcohol and the partial oxide and a product of intermolecular condensation reaction of the partial oxide, E1 representing a total mass of carbon powder and G1 representing a total mass of cation exchange resin are controlled to satisfy {100×A1/(E1+G1)}?0.05.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignees: Panasonic Corporation, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Hori, Mikiko Yoshimura, Yoichiro Tsuji, Takeshi Yonamine, Masaki Yamauchi
  • Publication number: 20100321627
    Abstract: A wavelength selective optical rotator includes a liquid crystal layer including a cholesteric-phase liquid crystal, wherein: when a first linearly polarized light having a wavelength ?1 is incident on the liquid crystal layer, the liquid crystal layer converts the first linearly polarized light into a second linearly polarized light is a different linearly polarized light from the first linearly polarized light and outputs the latter; and when a linearly polarized light having a wavelength ?2 that is longer than the wavelength ?1 is incident on the liquid crystal layer, the liquid crystal layer outputs the linearly polarized light without changing its polarization state substantially.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi KOYANAGI
  • Publication number: 20100255627
    Abstract: The present invention provides for cost-efficient methods for on-line deposition of semi-conducting metallic layers. More specifically, the present invention provides on-line pyrolytic deposition methods for deposition of p-type, n-type and i-type semi-conducting metallic layers in the float glass production process. Furthermore, the present invention provides for on-line pyrolytic deposition methods for production of single-, double-, triple- and multi-junction p-(i-)n and n-(i-)p type semi-conducting metal layers. Such p-type, n-type and i-type semi-conducting metal layers are useful in the photovoltaic industry and attractive to manufacturers of photovoltaic modules as “value-added” products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicants: AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., ASAHI GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Christopher R. CORDING, Matthew SPENCER, Kunio MASUMO
  • Publication number: 20100251618
    Abstract: To provide an enclosure structure for a building, which can maintain a high power generation efficiency without formation of irregularities on the surface of the enclosure such as a roof, nor application of an external force to solar battery modules, and which can form a lightweight enclosure capable of photovoltaic generation. An enclosure structure for a building, comprising an outer film material made of a light transmitting material and arranged on the outer surface side of the building, an inner film material arranged along inside of the outer film material, an intermediate film material disposed between the outer film material and the inner film material, an air supply means for supplying air to the space between the outer film material and the inner film material, and solar battery modules 7 provided on the inner surface of the intermediate film material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaoru NISHIKAWA, Takuya Nakao
  • Patent number: 7785435
    Abstract: A process comprising: depositing a liquid bonding layer comprising an ionomer and a solvent over a carrier film; placing a decal substrate over the liquid bonding layer and drying the liquid bonding layer to provide a solid bonding layer comprising the ionomer, and the solid bonding layer bonding the decal substrate and carrier film together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignees: GM Global Technology Operations, Inc., Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bhaskar Sompalli, Chunxin Ji, Susan G. Yan, Hubert A. Gasteiger, Hiroshi Shimoda
  • Publication number: 20100190917
    Abstract: To provide an aqueous coating composition which has a low content of an organic solvent, whereby a burden on an environment is small; in which an increase of the molecular weight, gelation, etc. are suppressed; which performs excellent storage stability and provides a coating film having good water permeability/water resistance. An aqueous coating composition which is a composition obtained by dispersing a fluorocopolymer (A) obtained by a solution polymerization method, in an aqueous medium, and which comprises a repeating unit (1) of fluoroolefin, a repeating unit (2) of a vinyl monomer or an allyl monomer, a repeating unit (3) of a vinyl monomer having a hydroxyl group bonded thereto or of an allyl monomer having a hydroxyl group bonded thereto, and a unit (4) of a vinyl monomer having a carboxylate group bonded thereto or of an allyl monomer, and which comprises a fluorocopolymer (A) wherein a proportion of the repeating unit (4) is from 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoko SUMI, Takashi Morizumi, Isao Kimura