Patents by Inventor Pierre Schneider

Pierre Schneider has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11332971
    Abstract: A vacuum insulating glazing unit has a length equal to or greater than 800 mm and a width equal to or greater than 500 mm. The unit includes first and second float annealed glass panes having thicknesses Z1 and Z2, respectively. The thickness Z2 is equal to or greater than 4 mm and equal to or greater than (??15 mm)/5. The thickness ratio Z1/Z2 is equal to or greater than 1.10. The unit also has a set of discrete spacers positioned between the first and second glass panes and forming an array having a pitch (?) between 10 mm and 40 nm; a hermetically bonding seal sealing the distance between the first and second glass panes over a perimeter; and an internal volume having a vacuum pressure of less than 0.1 mbar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignees: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC VIRDOS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventors: Abderrazek Ben Trad, Julien Jeanfils, Pierre Schneider
  • Patent number: 11268316
    Abstract: A vacuum insulating glazing unit is described. The vacuum insulating glazing unit has a first glass pane and a second glass pane; a set of discrete spacers positioned between the first and second glass panes, maintaining a distance between the first and the second glass panes; a hermetically bonding seal sealing the distance between the first and second glass panes over a perimeter thereof; an internal volume defined by the first and second glass panes and the set of discrete spacers and closed by the hermetically bonding seal, where the internal volume has an absolute vacuum pressure of less than 0.1 mbar. The outer pane face of the second glass pane is laminated to at least one glass sheet by at least one polymer interlayer forming a laminated assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignees: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventors: Abderrazek Ben Trad, Pierre Schneider, Louis Dellieu, Amelia Desmedt
  • Publication number: 20210403375
    Abstract: A multiple glazing unit having two outermost glass panes and at least one inner glass pane, where at least two intermediate gas-filled cavities each lie between two glass panes, the at least one inner glass pane bearing one metal-based insulating coating on one face and one transparent conductive oxide-based insulating coating on the opposite face, and a process for making the glazing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventor: Pierre SCHNEIDER
  • Patent number: 11174669
    Abstract: A vacuum insulating glazing unit includes a first glass pane having a thickness Z1, and a second glass pane made of prestressed glass having a thickness, Z2, where Z1 is greater than Z2 (Z1>Z2) The glazing unit also includes a set of discrete spacers positioned between the first and second glass panes and a hermetically bonding seal sealing the distance between the first and second glass panes over a perimeter. A vacuum of pressure less than 0.1 mbar is created in an internal volume V. A thickness ratio, Z1/Z2, of the thickness of the first glass pane, Z1, to the thickness of the second glass pane, Z2, is equal to or greater than 1.30 (Z1/Z2?1.30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignees: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventors: Pierre Schneider, Abderrazek Ben Trad, Julien Jeanfils
  • Patent number: 11156030
    Abstract: Door for a refrigerated cabinet, formed by multiple glazings that join a spacer frame, peripheral joints, and a reinforcement that makes it possible to do away with frame elements. The door comprises transparent vertical joints that connect the glass sheets of the glazing to transparent spacers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Nicolas M. Boucher, Olivier Bouesnard, Pierre Schneider
  • Patent number: 11125007
    Abstract: A vacuum insulating glazing unit is described. The vacuum insulating glazing unit has a first glass pane and a second glass pane; a set of discrete spacers positioned between the first and second glass panes, maintaining a distance between the first and the second glass panes; a hermetically bonding seal sealing the distance between the first and second glass panes over a perimeter thereof; an internal volume defined by the first and second glass panes and the set of discrete spacers and closed by the hermetically bonding seal, where the internal volume has an absolute vacuum pressure of less than 0.1 mbar; and an absolute difference between a coefficient of thermal expansion of the first glass pane and a coefficient of thermal expansion of the second glass pane is at most 0.40*10?6/° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventors: Abderrazek Ben Trad, Julien Jeanfils, Pierre Schneider
  • Publication number: 20210214994
    Abstract: A vacuum insulating glazing unit comprising a planar area, first and second glass panes, k discrete spacers distributed over the planar area and positioned between the first and second glass panes, wherein k? and k>8, and a peripheral bonding seal hermetically sealing the distance between the first and second glass panes defining an internal volume under vacuum, enclosed between the first and second glass panes and bounded by an inner perimeter of the peripheral bonding seal defining the planar area. The inner perimeter has a substantially rectangular geometry with a length, L, a width, W, with L?W. The discrete spacers are arranged according to the stress field lines of the combination of atmospheric pressure stresses, ?p, applied by the atmospheric pressure on the surface of the vacuum insulating glazing, and of thermal stresses, ?t, resulting from a temperature difference between exterior and interior environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventors: Abderrazek BEN TRAD, Julien JEANFILS, Pierre SCHNEIDER
  • Publication number: 20210123293
    Abstract: A vacuum insulating glazing unit has a length equal to or greater than 800 mm and a width equal to or greater than 500 mm. The unit includes first and second float annealed glass panes having thicknesses Z1 and Z2, respectively. The thickness Z2 is equal to or greater than 4 mm and equal to or greater than (??15 mm)/5. The thickness ratio Z1/Z2 is equal to or greater than 1.10. The unit also has a set of discrete spacers positioned between the first and second glass panes and forming an array having a pitch (?) between 10 mm and 40 nm; a hermetically bonding seal sealing the distance between the first and second glass panes over a perimeter; and an internal volume having a vacuum pressure of less than 0.1 mbar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventors: Abderrazek BEN TRAD, Julien JEANFILS, Pierre SCHNEIDER
  • Publication number: 20210054682
    Abstract: A vacuum insulating glazing unit is described. The vacuum insulating glazing unit has a first glass pane and a second glass pane; a set of discrete spacers positioned between the first and second glass panes, maintaining a distance between the first and the second glass panes; a hermetically bonding seal sealing the distance between the first and second glass panes over a perimeter thereof; an internal volume defined by the first and second glass panes and the set of discrete spacers and closed by the hermetically bonding seal, where the internal volume has an absolute vacuum pressure of less than 0.1 mbar. The outer pane face of the second glass pane is laminated to at least one glass sheet by at least one polymer interlayer forming a laminated assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC.,, AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC, AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventors: Abderrazek BEN TRAD, Pierre SCHNEIDER, Louis DELLIEU, Amelia DESMEDT
  • Publication number: 20210054683
    Abstract: A vacuum insulating glazing unit is described. The vacuum insulating glazing unit has a first glass pane and a second glass pane; a set of discrete spacers positioned between the first and second glass panes, maintaining a distance between the first and the second glass panes; a hermetically bonding seal sealing the distance between the first and second glass panes over a perimeter thereof; an internal volume defined by the first and second glass panes and the set of discrete spacers and closed by the hermetically bonding seal, where the internal volume has an absolute vacuum pressure of less than 0.1 mbar; and an absolute difference between a coefficient of thermal expansion of the first glass pane and a coefficient of thermal expansion of the second glass pane is at most 0.40*10?6/° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventors: Abderrazek BEN TRAD, Julien JEANFILS, Pierre SCHNEIDER
  • Publication number: 20210047878
    Abstract: A vacuum insulating glazing unit includes a first glass pane having a thickness Z1, and a second glass pane made of prestressed glass having a thickness, Z2, where Z1 is greater than Z2 (Z1>Z2) The glazing unit also includes a set of discrete spacers positioned between the first and second glass panes and a hermetically bonding seal sealing the distance between the first and second glass panes over a perimeter. A vacuum of pressure less than 0.1 mbar is created in an internal volume V. A thickness ratio, Z1/Z2, of the thickness of the first glass pane, Z1, to the thickness of the second glass pane, Z2, is equal to or greater than 1.30 (Z1/Z2?1.30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicants: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA INC, AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventors: Pierre SCHNEIDER, Abderrazek BEN TRAD, Julien JEANFILS
  • Patent number: 10400504
    Abstract: An insulating glazed element including at least one insulating glazing unit including at least a first glass sheet and a second glass sheet associated together by an intermediate frame that keeps them a certain distance from each other. The intermediate frame includes at least two horizontal spacers and at least two vertical spacers, which are transparent. The horizontal spacers include at least two compartments which are separate and contiguous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Nicolas Boucher, Pierre Schneider, Olivier Bouesnard, Jean-Philippe Biard
  • Patent number: 10221565
    Abstract: A floor-to-ceiling window for a building, the window including insulating glazing units having transparent vertical elements when the glazing units adjoin each other. The joints between the glazing units allow for a slight relative movement between glazing units while ensuring sealing tightness of the window from wind and weather.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Nicolas Boucher, Olivier Bouesnard, Pierre Schneider, Francois Closset
  • Publication number: 20180252022
    Abstract: Door for a refrigerated cabinet, formed by multiple glazings that join a spacer frame, peripheral joints, and a reinforcement that makes it possible to do away with frame elements. The door comprises transparent vertical joints that connect the glass sheets of the glazing to transparent spacers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Nicolas M. BOUCHER, Olivier BOUESNARD, Pierre SCHNEIDER
  • Publication number: 20180245341
    Abstract: A floor-to-ceiling window for a building, the window including insulating glazing units having transparent vertical elements when the glazing units adjoin each other. The joints between the glazing units allow for a slight relative movement between glazing units while ensuring sealing tightness of the window from wind and weather.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Nicolas BOUCHER, Olivier BOUESNARD, Pierre SCHNEIDER, Francois CLOSSET
  • Publication number: 20170362882
    Abstract: An insulating window unit for a building including adjacent glazed panels linked to each other by at least one translucent connection element having a structural function, wherein each glazed panel is a multiple glazing unit including plural sheets of glass enclosing at least one closed space between the sheets and including at least one translucent seal along a connection edge of same facing the other adjacent glazed panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Nicolas BOUCHER, Oliver BOUESNARD, Francois CLOSSET, Pierre SCHNEIDER
  • Patent number: 9661940
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glass element (200) including at least one insulating glass panel including at least one first (10) and one second (11) glass sheet combined with one another via a spacer (12) which keeps same spaced apart from one another, said spacer extending along the side, upper and lower edges of said two glass sheets and between said at least two glass sheets, at least one inner space (15) including a layer of an insulating gas and closed by a first (13) and a second (14) peripheral seal arranged around said inner space, and at least one frame (201) which supports said at least one insulating glass panel, said frame including (i) a stationary bracket (21) and (ii) a movable bracket (22) which is hinged on the stationary bracket and which allows the opening and/or the closing of the glass element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Pierre Schneider, Nicolas Boucher, Olivier Bouesnard
  • Publication number: 20170016271
    Abstract: An insulating glazed element including at least one insulating glazing unit including at least a first glass sheet and a second glass sheet associated together by an intermediate frame that keeps them a certain distance from each other. The intermediate frame includes at least two horizontal spacers and at least two vertical spacers, which are transparent. The horizontal spacers include at least two compartments which are separate and contiguous.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicant: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Nicolas BOUCHER, Pierre SCHNEIDER, Olivier BOUESNARD, Jean-Philippe BIARD
  • Publication number: 20160120336
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glass element (200) including at least one insulating glass panel including at least one first (10) and one second (11) glass sheet combined with one another via a spacer (12) which keeps same spaced apart from one another, said spacer extending along the side, upper and lower edges of said two glass sheets and between said at least two glass sheets, at least one inner space (15) including a layer of an insulating gas and closed by a first (13) and a second (14) peripheral seal arranged around said inner space, and at least one frame (201) which supports said at least one insulating glass panel, said frame including (i) a stationary bracket (21) and (ii) a movable bracket (22) which is hinged on the stationary bracket and which allows the opening and/or the closing of the glass element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicant: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Pierre SCHNEIDER, Nicolas BOUCHER, OLivier BOUESNARD
  • Patent number: 4709288
    Abstract: An adjusting means for tape guide elements or magnetic heads effects adjustment exclusively in a plane at right angles to a reference surface. A fine adjustment mechanism, in particular a micrometer screw device, provides high accuracy of adjustment over a sufficiently wide range. The adjusting means can be used in any kind of magnetic tape cassette. Advantageous embodiments of such magnetic tape cassettes also form part of the present invention. By using the novel adjusting means, azimuth and skew losses can be compensated for in a simple manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1987
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Norbert Schaeffer, Gunter Bettinger, Klaus Goetz, Dietmar Pfefferkorn, Ottmar Burkle, Kurt Schmidts, Pierre Schneider, Werner Wagner, Dieter Wietholter, Herbert Dietze, Wilhelmus Andriessen