Patents Assigned to Nippon Sheet Glass, Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20190381766
    Abstract: A laminated glass comprising an outer glass sheet, an inner glass sheet, and an intermediate layer between the outer and inner glass sheets. The intermediate layer has a first busbar, a second busbar, and heating wires connecting the first and second busbars, and a sheet-like substrate supporting the heating wires. The intermediate layer further comprises an adhesive layer. A distance from a centre of the wires to a surface the outer glass sheet and a distance from the centre of the wires to a surface the inner glass sheet being different; and a distance from the centre of the wires to the inside surface of the outer glass sheet and a distance from the centre of the wires to the outside surface of the inner glass sheet being different, and the adhesive layer thickness or the substrate thickness, whichever is smaller, is not more than 400 micrometres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicants: Pilkington Group Limited, Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Leigh Francis MELLOR, Mark Andrew CHAMBERLAIN, Graham SIDDONS, Ryohei OGAWA, Kazuki CHIBA, Hisashi OGAWA
  • Patent number: 9802390
    Abstract: Cracking of a laminated glass assembly having a device encapsulated therein during the manufacturing process is prevented. The laminated glass assembly includes a first and a second glass sheet; a first, a second and a third intermediate film interposed between the first and second glass sheets, in that order; an organic EL panel interposed between the first and second intermediate films and provided with a terminal member; and a first wiring member consisting of a metallic thin strip connected to the terminal member in a thickness-wise direction via a first solder; wherein at least one of the two glass sheets has a thickness of 1.0 mm to 1.6 mm; and at a connecting portion of the terminal member, the first solder and the first wiring member, the first wiring member has a thickness of 0.05 mm to 0.10 mm and a width of 3 mm to 15 mm, and the first solder has a thickness of 0.01 mm to 0.20 mm; and a total thickness of the terminal member, the first solder and the first wiring member is 0.16 mm to 0.40 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignees: Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd., Pilkington Group Limited
    Inventors: Hisashi Ogawa, Hisashi Asaoka, Mark A. Chamberlain
  • Patent number: 9776490
    Abstract: In a window module including a molding molded along the peripheral part of a window panel in situ, the deformation of the molding due to the shrinkage following the molding process is controlled. The window module comprises a window panel and a molding molded on and attached to a peripheral part of the window panel. The molding comprises a base portion extending along and attached to the peripheral part and a projection projecting from and extending along the peripheral part, and the projection is provided with an easily deformable portion at least in a part of the projection located along a lengthwise direction of the peripheral part, the easily deformable portion being deformable in the lengthwise direction of the peripheral part more readily than a remaining part of the projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 9595768
    Abstract: A glazing is disclosed comprising at least one ply of glass having an electrically conductive component on at least one surface, and an electrical connector electrically connected to the electrically conductive component through a soldered joint, the solder of the joint having a composition comprising 0.5 wt % or more indium, wherein the electrical connector comprises a nickel plated contact for contacting the solder. Also disclosed are solders having a composition comprising 14 to 75 wt % In, 14 to 75 wt % Sn, to 5 wt % Ag, to 5 wt % Ni, and less than 0.1 wt % Pb. Also disclosed is use of a solder having a composition comprising 0.5 wt % or more indium to solder a nickel plated electrical connector to an electrically conductive component on the surface of a ply of glass. The aspects of the invention improve the durability of electrical connections on glazing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignees: Pilkington Group Limited, Nippon Sheet Glass Co. Ltd., Nishinihon Shoko Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Lyon, Naotaka Ikawa, Kazuo Inada, Mamoru Yoshida, Takashi Muromachi, Kazuhisa Ono, Kozo Okamoto, Takashi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20160272055
    Abstract: In a window module including a molding molded along the peripheral part of a window panel in situ, the deformation of the molding due to the shrinkage following the molding process is controlled. The window module comprises a window panel and a molding molded on and attached to a peripheral part of the window panel. The molding comprises a base portion extending along and attached to the peripheral part and a projection projecting from and extending along the peripheral part, and the projection is provided with an easily deformable portion at least in a part of the projection located along a lengthwise direction of the peripheral part, the easily deformable portion being deformable in the lengthwise direction of the peripheral part more readily than a remaining part of the projection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Applicant: NIPPON SHEET GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: KAZUHIRO FUJIWARA
  • Patent number: 9392647
    Abstract: Provided is a window glass sheet fitted with a seal member and incorporated with a device such as a deicer which facilitates the device and the seal member to be installed in a proper manner. The automotive window glass sheet comprises a laminated glass sheet including a first glass sheet and a second glass sheet placed on an outboard side of the first glass sheet, and a seal member fitted on a peripheral part of the laminated glass sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takumitsu Sakamoto, Haruyoshi Kurogi
  • Publication number: 20150343744
    Abstract: Cracking of a laminated glass assembly having a device encapsulated therein during the manufacturing process is prevented. The laminated glass assembly includes a first and a second glass sheet; a first, a second and a third intermediate film interposed between the first and second glass sheets, in that order; an organic EL panel interposed between the first and second intermediate films and provided with a terminal member; and a first wiring member consisting of a metallic thin strip connected to the terminal member in a thickness-wise direction via a first solder; wherein at least one of the two glass sheets has a thickness of 1.0 mm to 1.6 mm; and at a connecting portion of the terminal member, the first solder and the first wiring member, the first wiring member has a thickness of 0.05 mm to 0.10 mm and a width of 3 mm to 15 mm, and the first solder has a thickness of 0.01 mm to 0.20 mm; and a total thickness of the terminal member, the first solder and the first wiring member is 0.16 mm to 0.40 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicants: NIPPON SHEET GLASS CO., LTD., PILKINGTON GROUP LIMITED
    Inventors: HISASHI OGAWA, HISASHI ASAOKA, MARK A. CHAMBERLAIN
  • Publication number: 20150189701
    Abstract: Provided is a window glass sheet fitted with a seal member and incorporated with a device such as a deicer which facilitates the device and the seal member to be installed in a proper manner. The automotive window glass sheet comprises a laminated glass sheet including a first glass sheet and a second glass sheet placed on an outboard side of the first glass sheet, and a seal member fitted on a peripheral part of the laminated glass sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: NIPPON SHEET GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: TAKUMITSU SAKAMOTO, HARUYOSHI KUROGI
  • Patent number: 9006613
    Abstract: Provided is a window glass sheet fitted with a seal member and incorporated with a device such as a deicer which facilitates the device and the seal member to be installed in a proper manner. The automotive window glass sheet comprises a laminated glass sheet including a first glass sheet and a second glass sheet placed on an outboard side of the first glass sheet, and a seal member fitted on a peripheral part of the laminated glass sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takumitsu Sakamoto, Haruyoshi Kurogi
  • Publication number: 20140374401
    Abstract: In an automotive glazing comprising a laminated glazing sheet (2) including a first glazing sheet (6), a second glazing sheet (8) laminated to an outboard side of the first glazing sheet and an electric device (13) placed between the first and second glazing sheets, and a seal member (4) attached to a peripheral part of the laminated glazing sheet, a cutout (11) is formed in a peripheral part of the first glazing sheet, and a support member (24) defining an inboard surface (26) flush with an inboard side of the first glazing sheet is placed in the cutout. Terminal pieces (17) are drawn from electrode pieces (12) of the electric device out of the cutout via a gap defined between an edge of the first glazing sheet defining the cutout and an opposing edge of the support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: MASAFUMI NAKAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20140332519
    Abstract: Provided is a window glass sheet fitted with a seal member and incorporated with a device such as a deicer which facilitates the device and the seal member to be installed in a proper manner. The automotive window glass sheet comprises a laminated glass sheet including a first glass sheet and a second glass sheet placed on an outboard side of the first glass sheet, and a seal member fitted on a peripheral part of the laminated glass sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: NIPPON SHEET GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takumitsu Sakamoto, Haruyoshi Kurogi
  • Publication number: 20140138155
    Abstract: A glazing is disclosed comprising at least one ply of glass having an electrically conductive component on at least one surface, and an electrical connector electrically connected to the electrically conductive component through a soldered joint, the solder of the joint having a composition comprising 0.5 wt % or more indium, wherein the electrical connector comprises a nickel plated contact for contacting the solder. Also disclosed are solders having a composition comprising 14 to 75 wt % In, 14 to 75 wt % Sn, to 5 wt % Ag, to 5 wt % Ni, and less than 0.1 wt % Pb. Also disclosed is use of a solder having a composition comprising 0.5 wt % or more indium to solder a nickel plated electrical connector to an electrically conductive component on the surface of a ply of glass. The aspects of the invention improve the durability of electrical connections on glazing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicants: PILKINGTON GROUP LIMITED, NIPPON SHEET GLASS CO., LTD., UCHIHASHI ESTEC CO., LTD., NISHINIHON SHOKO CO., LTD
    Inventors: Michael Lyon, Naotaka Ikawa, Kazuo Inada, Mamoru Yoshida, Takashi Muromachi, Kazuhisa Ono, Kozo Okamoto, Takashi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8593700
    Abstract: An erecting equal-magnification lens array plate includes a stack of a first lens array plate provided with a plurality of first lenses arranged on a first surface and a plurality of second lenses arranged on a second surface, and a second lens array plate provided with a plurality of third lenses arranged on a third surface and a plurality of fourth lenses arranged on a fourth surface. The erecting equal-magnification lens array plate is provided with a first light shielding wall provided upright to surround the first lens, and a second light shielding wall provided upright to surround the fourth lens. An area on the first surface of the first lens array plate outside the effective region of the first lenses is roughened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruhiko Mamada, Katsuhide Shimmo, Teruhide Inoue
  • Publication number: 20130302599
    Abstract: The present invention provides an antifog-film-coated article including an antifog film having high hardness while maintaining sufficient antifog performance, which article can be employed in various applications, including antifog mirrors, windowpanes for automobiles, and windowpanes for buildings. The antifog-film-coated article of the present invention includes a hard substrate, and a water-absorbing composite film formed on the substrate, wherein the water-absorbing composite film contains a polyvinyl acetal resin; colloidal silica in an amount of 30 to 80 parts by mass on the basis of 100 parts by mass of the resin; and silica-equivalent particles derived from a hydrolysis product or partial hydrolysis product of a silicon alkoxide compound in an amount of 5 to 55 parts by mass on the basis of 100 parts by mass of the resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: NIPPON SHEET GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuaki Oya, Kazutaka Kamitani, Toyoyuki Teranishi, Shuhei Murata
  • Patent number: 8446647
    Abstract: An image reading device includes: a line illuminator for irradiating a document G; an erecting equal-magnification lens array operative to condense light reflected by the document G and including a stack of a first lens array plate and a second lens array plate each provided with an arrangement of a plurality of lenses on both sides thereof; a line image sensor operative to receive the light condensed by the erecting equal-magnification lens array; a housing for securing the line illuminator, the erecting equal-magnification lens array, and the line image sensor in their places; and a first light shielding member, a second light shielding member, and a third light shielding member operative to prevent light not contributing to imaging from entering the lenses. The first light shielding member, the second light shielding member, and the third light shielding member are formed as one piece with the main part of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruhiko Mamada, Shiro Sato, Katsuhide Shimmo
  • Patent number: 8409401
    Abstract: There are provided an aqueous solution for separation of a dark ceramics sintered body, which can easily collect in a recyclable condition a glass from a glass with a dark ceramics sintered body, and a separating method therefor, and an aqueous solution for separation with which a dark ceramics sintered body, a conductive ceramics sintered body and a glass are separately collected from a glass with a dark ceramics sintered body formed with the dark ceramics sintered body and the conductive ceramics sintered body, and a separating method therefor. A treatment liquid (hydrofluoric acid, a mixture of ammonium fluoride and an acid, etc.) having an etching ability for at least one of a glass and a dark ceramic sintered body is prepared as an aqueous solution 20 for separation of the dark ceramics sintered body, then type A treatment liquid is charged in a container 11, and a glass with a dark ceramics sintered body 30 is placed in the container 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Hori, Kazuishi Mitani, Yasuhiro Saito, Nobuyuki Takatsuki, Kyouichi Shukuri, Shunji Kuramoto
  • Patent number: 8044341
    Abstract: An electronic component capable of effectively dissipating heat generated in an LED chip and other elements is provided. A light emitting unit 1 includes a substrate 2 made of copper or aluminum, an insulating layer 3 formed on the surface thereof, a circuit pattern 4 formed on the insulating layer 3, and a circuit pattern 5 formed on the substrate 2 through an opening 3a that has been formed in advance in the insulation layer 3. An LED chip 6 is mounted on the circuit patterns 4 and 5 by using solder 7. The LED chip 6 includes a ceramic substrate 9, electrodes 10 and 11 formed thereon, and an LED die 12 as a light emitting portion disposed on the electrode 11, which is one of the electrodes. Terminals 13 and 14 are provided on the upper surface of the LED die 12. The terminal 13, which is one of the terminals, is connected to the electrode 10 via a bonding wire 15, and the terminal 14, which is the other one of the terminals, is connected to the electrode 11 via a bonding wire 16.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomihisa Saito
  • Patent number: 8014072
    Abstract: An erecting equal-magnification lens array plate includes a stack of a plurality lens array plates built such that pairs of corresponding lenses form a coaxial lens system, where each lens array plate is formed with a plurality of convex lenses on both surfaces of the plate. The plate receives light from a substantially straight light source facing one side of the plate, and the plate forms an erect equal-magnification image of the substantially straight light source on an image plane facing the other side of the plate. A light shielding member operative to shield light not contributing to imaging is formed in the neighborhood of a position in the intermediate plane in the erecting equal-magnification lens array plate where an inverted image of the substantially straight light source is formed. The main lens arrangement direction of the convex lenses differs from the main scanning direction of the erecting equal-magnification lens array plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideshi Nagata
  • Patent number: 7990584
    Abstract: A rod-shaped light guide reflects light incident on an end face thereof in the interior of the rod-shaped light guide and emits the light outside from a light emitting surface provided to extend in the longitudinal direction. The rod-shaped light guide includes: a scattering pattern surface provided to be opposite to the light emitting surface and operative to scatter the light incident on the end face; first and second lateral surfaces provided between the light emitting surface and the scattering pattern surface; and first and second projections provided to project from the first and second lateral surfaces, respectively, capture the light reflected by the light emitting surface, reflects the light toward the light emitting surface, and causes the light to be emitted outside from the light emitting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Makoto Ikeda
  • Patent number: 7936516
    Abstract: An erecting equal-magnification lens array plate includes a stack of a first lens array plate and a second lens array plate, the first lens array plate being provided with a plurality of first lenses and a plurality of second lenses, and the second lens array plate being provided with a plurality of third lenses and a plurality of fourth lenses. The erecting equal-magnification lens array plate includes a first light shielding wall provided upright to surround the first lens, a second light shielding wall provided upright to surround the fourth lens, a first aperture defined by the first light shielding wall and formed above the first lens, and a second aperture defined by the second light shielding well and formed above the fourth lens. At least one of the first aperture and the second aperture is formed such that the aperture diameter ID facing the lens is larger than the aperture diameter OD on the opposite side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideshi Nagata