Patents Assigned to Saint-Gobain Glass France
  • Patent number: 10927040
    Abstract: A method for obtaining a glass plate marked on a portion of one of its faces with code-forming symbols, includes a stage of etching the symbols by laser radiation on a glass sheet obtained by floating on a bath of molten tin, the etching being carried out on the face which has been in contact with the bath of molten tin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Cécile Ozanam, Patrick Gayout
  • Patent number: 10919269
    Abstract: A composite pane includes a functional element having electrically controllable optical properties, including a stack sequence formed of an outer pane, a first intermediate layer, a second intermediate layer, and an inner pane, wherein the intermediate layers contain at least one thermoplastic polymer film with at least one plasticizer, and a functional element having electrically controllable optical properties is arranged between the first intermediate layer and the second intermediate layer at least in sections, wherein between the first intermediate layer and the functional element as well as between the functional element and the second intermediate layer, at least one barrier film is arranged, which has, at least in sections, an overhang u beyond the functional element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Alicia Dröge, Marcel Klein
  • Patent number: 10913255
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a laminated glazing includes a first and a second sheet of glass which are bonded together by an adhesive interlayer, that face of the first sheet of glass that faces toward the second including a first printed pattern; in which method the position of the first printed pattern is measured using a camera; a printing robot is positioned in a printing station relative to the measurement of the position of the first printed pattern and a second printed pattern is printed on the opposite face of the second sheet of glass from the first; and the sheets of glass are set down in a bending oven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventor: Clément Briquet
  • Patent number: 10913682
    Abstract: A material includes a transparent substrate coated with a stack of thin layers including at least one functional coating including at least one silver-based metal functional layer, and at least one niobium-based metal or nitride functional layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Laura Singh, Rémy Dodet
  • Patent number: 10914946
    Abstract: A head-up display system with an imaging unit for generating an image on a projection surface is described. The projection surface is provided for reflecting at least a part of the image. The projection surface includes a transparent screen having a transparent substrate and at least one electrically conductive coating with at least one functional layer on at least one surface of the transparent substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Klaus Fischer, Matthias Kuehne, Sandra Hornschuh, Roberto Zimmermann, Martin Henseler, Dagmar Schaefer, Michael Jansen
  • Patent number: 10906272
    Abstract: A side window for a vehicle, with an upper edge, a lower edge, a front edge, and a rear edge, at least including a first pane and a second pane that are joined to one another via a thermoplastic intermediate layer, wherein the first pane, the second pane, and the thermoplastic intermediate layer each has a hole and wherein the holes of the first pane, of the second pane, and of the thermoplastic intermediate layer are superposed such that a leadthrough for the fastening of a clamping element extends through the entire side window, and wherein the hole of the first pane is larger than the hole of the second pane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventor: Stefan Uebelacker
  • Patent number: 10906626
    Abstract: A laminated glazing includes a first structural ply assembled with a first glass sheet of 0.5 to 1.5 mm thickness by way of a first adhesive interlayer, the first glass sheet forming a first exterior face of the laminated glazing, the face of the first glass sheet oriented toward the first adhesive interlayer bearing a first conductive heating layer of 2 ?ngströms to 500 nm thickness, and the first conductive heating layer including flow-separating lines of 0.05 to 0.2 mm thickness spaced apart by 8 to 20 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Thomas Tondu, Pierre Chaussade, Vincent Legois
  • Patent number: 10906627
    Abstract: A laminated glazing includes a first and a second glass sheet that are bonded by a first interlayer adhesive layer, a peripheral zone of the laminated glazing being covered by a stepped metal element, a window press that is rigidly connected to the structure for mounting the laminated glazing making contact with the laminated glazing, so as to hold the laminated glazing secure to its mounting structure, an electrical conductor linking the stepped metal element and the structure for mounting the laminated glazing by way of the window press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignees: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE, AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
    Inventors: Marie-Hélène Debrus, Thomas Tondu, Hugo Canales, Franck Flourens, Catherine Unfer, Osmin Delverdier
  • Patent number: 10899286
    Abstract: A laminated motor-vehicle windshield includes exterior glass sheet and an interior glass sheet, which sheets are joined together by an interlayer made of a thermoplastic of refractive index n1. The windshield is equipped with a through-hole that passes through at least one of the glass sheets and may pass through the interlayer and wherein the hole is filled with an optical device that is suitable for deviating a light beam incident substantially horizontally on that face of the windshield which is exposed to the exterior of the vehicle and for making it converge, substantially without deformation, on an image-capturing device of a camera, such as a CCD or CMOS detector, placed facing that face of the windshield which is turned toward the passenger compartment of the vehicle. The detector is arranged substantially parallelly to the surface of the windshield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Benjamin Kaplan, Klaus Schmalbuch, Stefan Droste, Christian Effertz
  • Patent number: 10895795
    Abstract: A glazing having electrically switchable properties is presented. The glazing includes, areally arranged in sequence, a substrate, a first electrically conductive layer, an active layer, and a second electrically conductive layer. According to one aspect, at least one electrically insulating barrier layer is areally arranged within, and completely covered areally by, one of the first and second electrically conductive layers. According to another aspect, the active layer is an electrochromic functional element, that includes an electrochromic layer adjacent the first electrically conductive layer, and a counter electrode adjacent the second electrically conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Philippe Letocart, Magnus Kolter
  • Patent number: 10882781
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for obtaining a material comprising a substrate coated on at least one part of at least one of its faces with at least one functional layer, said process comprising: a step of depositing the or each functional layer, then a step of depositing a sacrificial layer on said at least one functional layer, then a step of heat treatment by means of radiation chosen from laser radiation or radiation from at least one flash lamp, said radiation having at least one treatment wavelength between 200 and 2500 nm, said sacrificial layer being in contact with the air during this heat treatment step, then a step of removing the sacrificial layer using a solvent, said sacrificial layer being a monolayer and being such that, before heat treatment, it absorbs at least one part of said radiation at said at least one treatment wavelength and that, after heat treatment, it is capable of being removed by dissolution and/or dispersion in said solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Andriy Kharchenko, Bernard Nghiem, Nicolas Nadaud, Lorenzo Canova, Arnaud Huignard
  • Patent number: 10875394
    Abstract: A glazing includes a window, and along part of an edge a profiled bead including a groove for clipping a cover piece onto the profiled bead, the cover piece including, seen in cross section, a harpoon penetrating into the groove during clipping, wherein when the harpoon is situated in the groove, the cover piece further includes, farther toward the exterior than the harpoon and outside of the groove, a base situated both facing and at a distance from a part of the edge surface of the window and a part of the edge surface of the adjacent window and, farther toward the exterior than the base, a flexible exterior covering situated both facing a part of the edge surface of the window and a part of the edge surface of the adjacent window, the exterior covering having a Shore A hardness between 45 and 90 inclusive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Martial De Paoli, Laurent Lamoureux
  • Patent number: 10876736
    Abstract: A glazing can be used as a constituent element of a heating device or of a fireproof door. The glazing includes a transparent substrate coated with a stack of thin layers including at least one silver-based functional metal layer and an upper protective layer based on zirconium titanium oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Mathieu Urien, Benoit Illy, Alexandre Maillet, Matthias Alschinger
  • Patent number: 10875279
    Abstract: A method for autoclave-free lamination of a composite pane. A stack sequence of a substrate pane, at least one intermediate layer, and a cover pane is produced, a vacuum ring or a vacuum bag is placed around the stack sequence, the stack sequence is deaerated for a period of t?8 min and at a temperature T from 0° C. to 30° C. by application of a negative pressure of p?0.3 bar to the vacuum ring or the vacuum bag, the stack sequence is heated to a temperature T of 70° C. to 115° C., the stack sequence is deaerated for a period t of t?8 min by application of a negative pressure of p?0.3 bar to the vacuum ring or the vacuum bag, the stack sequence is cooled to a temperature T<70° C., the vacuum ring or the vacuum bag is aerated and removed, the stack sequence is heated to a temperature T from 40° C. to 120° C., the stack sequence is pressed together between at least two opposing calender rollers of a first calender unit over the entire width b of the stack sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Stephan Gier, Stefan Luecke, Wojciech Kluczewski
  • Patent number: 10870600
    Abstract: A bending tool for bending at least one glass pane by suction, includes a frame-like convex contact surface and a cover having a peripheral air guide plate that surrounds the contact surface at least in regions is described. The bending tool is suitable for generating a first, reduced pressure in a first pressure region between the air guide plate and the contact surface; a second reduced pressure in a second pressure region. The second pressure is less than the first pressure; and a third pressure in a third pressure region, wherein the third pressure is greater than the first pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Michael Balduin, Jean-Marie Le Ny, Dang Cuong Phan, Arthur Palmantier, Benno Dunkmann
  • Patent number: 10873143
    Abstract: An electrical connection element for the electrical contacting of an electrically conductive structure on a substrate is described. The electrical connection element has at least two solid subelements made from different materials, the first subelement being adapted for soldering to the electrically conductive structure, and the second subelement being adapted for connection to an electrical connection cable. The first subelement and the second subelement are connected to one another by way of at least one rivet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignees: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE, FEW FAHRZEUGELEKTRIK WERK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Klaus Schmalbuch, Mitja Rateiczak, Bernhard Reul, Bjoern Schneider
  • Patent number: 10858875
    Abstract: A vehicle window has two individual panes that are bonded by an adhesive layer. A window support has a connection segment, forming a holder, for mechanically connecting to the vehicle window. An electrical contact element that is partially arranged within the holder is fastened to the window support. The electrical contact element, which has the form of a ribbon conductor, serves to electrically contact an electrical counter contact element of the vehicle window. According to one aspect, the electrical contact element is routed, from between the two individual panes, out of the vehicle window, and is fastened to a surface of the vehicle window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Bernhard Reul, Katja Werner, Marcel Klein
  • Patent number: 10857702
    Abstract: A PVB film for HUD, a forming mold and a forming method thereof are presented. The accuracy error of HUD imaging achieved by the PVB film for HUD is ±0.1 mrad. The forming mold includes an upper mold and a lower mold, the two of which can form an enclosed mold cavity when clamped together, wherein protective films are disposed on inner surfaces of the upper mold and the lower mold, respectively, for supporting PVB material and preventing the PVB material from bonding with the upper mold and the lower mold, and wherein shapes of the protective films match shapes of the upper mold and the lower mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventor: Xiaofeng Guo
  • Patent number: 10850477
    Abstract: A vehicle composite pane having an outer pane made of glass and an inner pane made of glass that are bonded to one another via a polymeric intermediate layer is presented. According to one aspect, the intermediate layer includes a first wedge inlay and a second wedge inlay that are made of different materials, each of the inlays being wedge-shaped and having a wedge face. According to another aspect, the wedge faces are positioned one atop the other so that, in the direction from a lower edge to an upper edge of the composite pane, the thickness of the first wedge inlay increases and the thickness of the second wedge inlay decreases. According to a further aspect, at least one of the wedge inlays has a refractive index that differs from the refractive index of the outer pane and of the inner pane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Klaus Schmalbuch, Dirk Wohlfeil, Malte Linn, Martin Arndt, Christian Effertz
  • Patent number: 10843962
    Abstract: A material includes a transparent substrate coated with a stack of thin layers successively including, starting from the substrate, an alternation of three silver-based functional metallic layers and of four dielectric coatings, so that each functional metallic layer is positioned between two dielectric coatings. The thicknesses of the three functional layers and the thicknesses of the dielectric coatings are selected in order to give the materials solar factor values of less than 20% for a light transmission of the order of 40%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Jean Carlos Lorenzzi, Thierry Kauffmann