Patents by Inventor Shunsuke SADAKANE

Shunsuke SADAKANE 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: 10996468
    Abstract: A laminated glass includes a first glass plate; a second glass plate; and an intermediate film positioned between the first glass plate and the second glass plate, and configured to be bonded to the first glass plate and the second glass plate. The laminated glass further includes an HUD (head-up display) display area used for a head-up display. In a predetermined area of at least a part of the HUD display area, a wedge angle decreases, in accordance with a direction front a lower edge of the predetermined area to an upper edge of the predetermined area, within a range of greater than or equal to 0.06 mrad and less than or equal to 1.0 mrad per 100 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventor: Shunsuke Sadakane
  • Publication number: 20210122144
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laminated glass having an intermediate film between a glass plate of a vehicle-exterior-side and a glass plate of a vehicle-interior-side, the laminated glass containing: a display area that reflects a projected image from a vehicle cabin and displays information; and a film adhered to one of the glass plates by an adhesive layer is disposed between one of either of the glass plates of the vehicle-exterior-side and the vehicle-interior-side and the intermediate film in at least in a portion of the display area, wherein the thickness of the adhesive layer is 0.2 ?m or more and 70 ?m or less, and a softening point of the adhesive layer is higher than a glass transition point of the intermediate film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventor: Shunsuke SADAKANE
  • Patent number: 10981358
    Abstract: A laminated glass has a vehicle exterior side glass plate; a vehicle interior side glass plate; and an intermediate film disposed between the vehicle exterior side glass plate and the vehicle interior side glass plate. The laminated glass includes a display area for reflecting a projected image projected from vehicle interior, to display information. In at least a part of the display area, a film is arranged between the vehicle exterior side glass plate and the vehicle interior side glass plate. The film is a main reflection surface for the projected image. The display area is offset from the edge of the film by 5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: AGC INC.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Sadakane, Yoshinori Iguchi, Naruki Yamada, Tokihiko Aoki
  • Patent number: 10967610
    Abstract: Laminated glass includes a first glass sheet; a second glass sheet; and an interlayer positioned between the first and second glass sheets, to bond the first and second glass sheets together. The laminated glass has a first area used by a head-up display, and a second area adjacent to the first area and not used by the head-up display. One or both of the first and second glass sheets are wedge-shaped. At one or more points in at least a part of an area of the second area, a wedge angle ?g being a sum of respective wedge angles of the first and second glass sheets satisfies Formula (1): ? g = t R ? sin ? ? ?cos? n 2 - sin 2 ? ? - ? ? cos ? ? ? 2 ? n 2 - sin 2 ? ? - ? c - ? i ( 1 ) where t, R, n, ?, ?, ?c, and ?i are as specified in claim 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventor: Shunsuke Sadakane
  • Publication number: 20210084720
    Abstract: The present invention relates to glass for vehicles including a glass plate; an information transmitting/receiving area, defined in the glass, via which a device mounted in a vehicle transmits or receives information; and a film that heats the information transmitting/receiving area, the film being attached to an area overlapping the information transmitting/receiving area in an interior side of the glass plate in a vehicle in a planar view; wherein the film includes a substrate, a heating element formed on the substrate, and a busbar connected to the heating element; the film has a heating zone divided into two or more heating areas; and the two or more of the heating areas share at least one busbar and are connected in series.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Yuhei GIMA, Shunsuke SADAKANE
  • Patent number: 10946622
    Abstract: Glass having an inner surface and an outer surface, includes a first area used by a head-up display, and a second area adjacent to the first area, and not used by the head-up display. Representing an area closest to a boundary between the first area and the second area in the first area, by an edge on the boundary side in the first area, and representing an area closest to the boundary in the second area, by an edge on the boundary side in the second area, a requirement is that a wedge angle ? formed by the inner surface and the outer surface satisfies a predetermined formula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Sadakane, Kazuyoshi Noda
  • Patent number: 10948719
    Abstract: An inspection device for inspecting a virtual image for a head-up display device, includes a windshield; a display unit for generating an image and projecting the image onto the windshield without using a concave mirror; an imaging unit for capturing a virtual image of the image; a storage unit for storing data of a shape of the windshield and a relative position between the windshield, the display unit, and the imaging unit; an imaging unit position control unit for moving the imaging unit to a predetermined position; a display control unit for calculating an image distortion correction due to the concave mirror, based on the data corresponding to a position of the imaging unit after moving, and for controlling the display unit to generate the image taking into account the image distortion correction; and an image inspection unit for inspecting a distortion of the virtual image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventor: Shunsuke Sadakane
  • Publication number: 20210059022
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laminated glass for a vehicle, the laminated glass having an intermediate film between an outer glass plate and an inner glass plate, includes: a test area A defined by JIS Standard R3212; an information transmitting/receiving area in which a device installed in a vehicle transmits and/or receives information; a film capable of heating the information transmitting/receiving area, the film being adhered to an area that is outside of the test area A and overlaps the information transmitting/receiving area in a planar view between the intermediate film and either one of the outer glass plate or the inner glass plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Shunsuke SADAKANE, Yuhei GIMA
  • Patent number: 10875277
    Abstract: A laminated glass includes a pair of glass plates; and an interlayer located between the glass plates. At least one of the glass plates has a cross section with a wedged shape, and an entire amount of iron in terms of Fe2O3 in the glass plate having the cross section with the wedged shape is 0.75 mass % or less. The interlayer includes a heat shielding agent, and has a cross section with a wedge angle of 0.2 mrad or less. A total solar transmittance, defined by ISO 13837A, of the laminated glass is 60% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: AGC INC.
    Inventors: Tokihiko Aoki, Shunsuke Sadakane, Yuji Masaki, Ayaka Ikegami
  • Patent number: 10814591
    Abstract: A laminated glass includes a first glass plate; a second glass plate; and an intermediate film positioned between the first and second glass plates, and configured to be bonded to the first and second glass plates. The laminated glass includes a plurality of display areas used for a head-up display. The plurality of display areas include first and second display areas, on which virtual images having different image distances are displayed. At least one of the first and second display areas has a cross section having a wedge shape, in which a thickness of an upper edge is greater than that of a lower edge. Average wedge angles of the first and second display areas are different from each other. The first and second display areas are arranged with a predetermined distance therebetween in a vertical direction along the laminated glass, when the laminated glass is installed in a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Sadakane, Tokihiko Aoki, Ayaka Ikegami
  • Patent number: 10773496
    Abstract: There is provided a laminated glass for vehicle with an information acquisition device, suppressing distortion in a boundary between a light shielding region provided around a transmission region of signals and the transmission region, and being excellent in productivity. A laminated glass for vehicle, which has: a pair of glass plates; and an intermediate adhesive film between the pair of glass plates, wherein the intermediate adhesive film has one continuous transmission region which includes an optical opening for transceiving an optical signal of an information acquisition device disposed inside a vehicle and transceiving the optical signal with outside the vehicle, and a light shielding region provided around a whole periphery of the optical opening except a part thereof, and a light shielding region of the laminated glass for vehicle corresponding to the light shielding region of the intermediate adhesive film has a visible light transmittance of 3% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Tokihiko Aoki, Shunsuke Sadakane, Toshimi Yajima
  • Patent number: 10710434
    Abstract: A laminated glass includes a first glass plate; a second glass plate; an intermediate film located between the first glass plate and the second glass plate, and configured to be bonded to the first glass plate and the second glass plate; and at least one high reflection surface between a surface of the first glass plate on an outer side of the laminated glass and a surface of the second glass plate on an outer side of the laminated glass. The surfaces of the first glass plate and the second glass plate are high reflection surfaces. Each of the high reflection surfaces has optical reflectance of 1% or more with respect to an incident angle of a visible light from a light source. A portion arranged between adjacent high reflection surfaces of the high reflection surfaces has a wedge angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventor: Shunsuke Sadakane
  • Publication number: 20200215798
    Abstract: A laminated glass having an interlayer between a glass plate on an exterior side of a vehicle and a glass plate on an interior side of the vehicle, includes a heat generator on a principal surface on a vehicle-exterior side of the glass plate that is on the interior side of the vehicle, wherein at least one of the glass plate on the exterior side of the vehicle and the glass plate on the interior side of the vehicle has a wedge shape in cross section, and wherein a maximum value of a layer thickness of the interlayer is less than or equal to 1 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Tokihiko AOKI, Shunsuke SADAKANE
  • Publication number: 20200189237
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laminated glass including a first glass plate, a second glass plate and an intermediate layer provided between the first glass plate and the second glass plate, in which the first glass plate has a first face and a second face opposing the first face, the second glass plate has a third face and a fourth face opposing the third face, the intermediate layer is provided between the second face and the third face, the second glass plate is a chemically-strengthened glass, and in the second glass plate, when a compressive stress on the third face is denoted as CS(3), a tensile stress generated in an interior of the second glass plate is denoted as CT, a thickness of the second glass plate is denoted as t, a depth of the compressive stress on a side of the third face is denoted as DOL(3) and a depth of a compressive stress on a side of the fourth face is denoted as DOL(4), CS(3)/[CT2×{t?(DOL(3)+DOL(4))}] is greater than 1.1 MPa?1×mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Keiji NOTSU, Jiro NISHIHAMA, Shunsuke SADAKANE, Makoto NARITA, Koji NAKAGAWA, Yusuke SAKAI, Maya HATANO
  • Patent number: 10583634
    Abstract: Disclosed is a laminated substrate for a window, in which substrates are laminated through an intermediate layer structure, the laminated substrate includes a peripheral edge region, and a central region, wherein the intermediate layer structure includes a first region, and a second region, wherein, when a value obtained by dividing shear modulus of the second region against static force by shear modulus of the first region against the static force is denoted by x, a ratio of an area of the second region with respect to an area of the whole laminated substrate for the window is greater than or equal to (?74.87x+204.47)%, for 1.40?x?2.72; and greater than or equal to (?0.0067x+0.87)%, for x>2.72; and wherein a ratio of an area of the second region in the central region is less than or equal to 83%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Sadakane, Jirou Nishihama
  • Publication number: 20200064626
    Abstract: A laminated glass includes first and second glass plates arranged on vehicle interior and exterior sides, respectively; and an intermediate film located between the glass plates, and configured to be bonded to the glass plates. The laminated glass has a display area used for a head-up display. The display area includes an area having a cross section with a wedge shape. A thickness of an upper edge side portion of the display area is greater than that of a lower edge side. In at least a part of the area having a cross section with a wedge shape, a value of the wedge angle varies depending on a position of measurement in the vertical direction. A viewing angle of the display area is 2 degrees or more. A maximum amount of deviation in measured values of the wedge angles from a linear approximation line is 0.2 mrad or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Shunsuke SADAKANE, Tokihiko AOKI
  • Patent number: 10502954
    Abstract: A laminated glass includes first and second glass plates to be arranged on the inside and the outside of a vehicle, respectively; an interlayer located between the first and second glass plates and bonded to the first and second glass plates; and a display area used for a head up display, including a region having a wedge shape in a cross section, a thickness at an upper end of the region in a vertical direction being greater than a thickness at a lower end of the region. A difference, ?t [mm], between a thickness of the laminated glass at a thickest portion in the display area and a thickness at a thinnest portion, and a difference, ?Tv [%], between a visible light transmittance of the laminated glass at the thickest portion in the display area and a visible light transmittance at the thinnest portion, satisfy a relation of ?Tv?2.2?t.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Sadakane, Shunpei Oosumi
  • Publication number: 20190337270
    Abstract: A laminated glass includes a first glass plate on a vehicle exterior side, a second glass plate on a vehicle interior side, an intermediate film disposed between the first and second glass plates, a first shielding layer disposed in a peripheral section on an interior surface of the second glass plate, a film disposed between the first and second glass plates, the film extending, in a plan view, in a region overlapping the first shielding layer, and an information-acquisition-area positioned within an opening provided through the first shielding layer and the film, the information-acquisition-area allowing a sensor to obtain information, and wherein a portion of the laminated glass in which the film is disposed and the first shielding layer is not disposed has a visible light reflection of 8% or more, or a diffuse reflection of 9% or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Sadakane, Tokihiko Aoki
  • Publication number: 20190339517
    Abstract: A laminated glass includes an interlayer between an exterior glass plate and an interior glass plate; an information acquisition area; and a test area A specified in JIS R3212. The information acquisition area is positioned above the test area A. At least a part of a periphery of the information acquisition area is surrounded by a shielding layer formed of a colored ceramic layer. One of the exterior and interior glass plates is thicker at an upper end than at a lower end. Denoting a degree of thickness difference of the information acquisition area by ? and a degree of thickness difference of the test area A by ?, a ratio ?/? is greater than or equal to 1.01, where ? or ? is the ratio of thicknesses of the exterior and interior glass plates at the center of gravity of the corresponding area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Shunsuke SADAKANE, Masayuki TAKAHARA, Yoshinobu MORITA, Shingo WAKAHARA
  • Publication number: 20190299752
    Abstract: A laminated glass has a vehicle exterior side glass plate; a vehicle interior side glass plate; and an intermediate film disposed between the vehicle exterior side glass plate and the vehicle interior side glass plate. The laminated glass includes a display area for reflecting a projected image projected from vehicle interior, to display information. In at least a part of the display area, a film is arranged between the vehicle exterior side glass plate and the vehicle interior side glass plate. The film is a main reflection surface for the projected image. The display area is offset from the edge of the film by 5 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Shunsuke SADAKANE, Yoshinori IGUCHI, Naruki YAMADA, Tokihiko AOKI