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PILKINGTON GROUP Ltd | Date: 2016-10-31

An applicator is used to simultaneously apply a liquid material, such as an adhesive or an adhesion-promoting primer, to a peripheral portion of a major surface of a vehicle window and to a corresponding portion of the substantially perpendicular edge of the vehicle window.


Patent
Nippon Sheet Glass Co. and Pilkington Group Ltd | Date: 2015-12-16

Cracking of a laminated glass assembly having a device encapsulated therein during the manufacturing process is prevented. The laminated glass assembly (1) comprises a first and a second glass sheet (3, 4); a first, a second and a third intermediate film (6, 7, 8) interposed between the first and second glass sheets, in that order; an organic EL panel (2) interposed between the first and second intermediate films and provided with a terminal member (13); and a first wiring member (18) consisting of a metallic thin strip connected to the terminal member in a thickness-wise direction via a first solder (21); 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.


Patent
PILKINGTON GROUP Ltd | Date: 2015-02-10

A coated glass article includes a coating formed over a glass substrate. The coating comprises an optional base layer of an oxide of silicon, a first coating layer of an oxide of titanium, niobium or chromium, a second coating layer of an oxide of silicon, and a third coating layer of an oxide of tin. The coated glass article exhibits a Tvis of 40%-55% and an Rf of 40%-60%. A video display can be mounted behind the coated glass article, such that when the video display is in operation it is visible through the coated glass article and when the video display is not in operation is it concealed by the coated glass article.


Patent
Pilkington Group Ltd | Date: 2015-09-09

A chemical vapor deposition process for depositing a titanium oxide coating is provided. The chemical vapor deposition process for depositing the titanium oxide coating includes providing a glass substrate. A gaseous mixture is formed. The gaseous mixture includes a titanium-containing compound and a fluorine-containing compound. The titanium-containing compound is an oxygen-containing compound or the gaseous mixture includes a first oxygen-containing compound. The gaseous mixture is directed toward and along the glass substrate. The mixture reacts over the glass substrate to form the titanium oxide coating thereon.


Patent
PILKINGTON GROUP Ltd | Date: 2015-02-18

The invention relates to a laminated glazing comprising first and second plies of glazing material, a carrier film arranged between the first and second plies of glazing material carrying an electrically conductive coating, a busbar arranged in contact with the electrically conductive coating. An edge of the carrier film is spaced inwardly from an edge of the glazing. The busbar and the carrier film are arranged to define an anchor portion suitable for anchoring the carrier film, the anchor portion comprising a region of the carrier film extending outwardly from an edge of the busbar. The anchor portion anchors the film to avoid the formation of wrinkles in the carrier film. Avoidance of wrinkles results in more uniform heating and elimination of hotspots.


Patent
PILKINGTON GROUP Ltd | Date: 2014-12-16

A laminated glazing comprising a first ply of glazing material and a second ply of glazing material joined by at least one ply of adhesive interlayer material is disclosed. The first ply of glazing material comprises a sheet of glass having a first composition and the second ply of glazing material comprises a sheet of glass having a second composition different to the first composition. The laminated glazing has (i) a peripheral region extending around the periphery of the laminated glazing, the laminated glazing having a surface compression stress in the peripheral region and (ii) an edge compression, wherein the magnitude of edge compression is greater than the magnitude of the surface compression stress in the peripheral region. A method of making such a laminated is provided. A glass sheet suitable for being incorporated in such a laminated glazing is also disclosed.


Patent
Pilkington Group Ltd | Date: 2014-08-28

A vehicle glazing comprising a pane of glazing material having an exposed surface and a light emitting diode device a) other than an auxiliary stop lamp adhesively attached to the exposed surface of the pane of glazing material, or b) in the form of an auxiliary stop lamp adhesively attached to the exposed surface of the pane of glazing material, the lamp comprising a substrate having a functional surface on which a plurality of light emitting diodes is provided, and which is provided with a layer of transparent encapsulant to cover the light emitting diodes is disclosed. A process for the production of such a vehicle glazing comprising applying adhesive to a surface of the vehicle glazing, positioning the light emitting diode device with respect to the pane of glazing material and activating the adhesive is also disclosed.


Patent
Pilkington Group Ltd | Date: 2015-10-16

A coated glass article includes a glass substrate and a coating formed over the glass substrate. The coating includes a first inorganic metal oxide layer deposited over a major surface of the glass substrate. The first inorganic metal oxide layer has a refractive index of 1.8 or more. The coating also includes a second inorganic metal oxide layer deposited over the first inorganic metal oxide layer. The second inorganic metal oxide layer has a refractive index of 1.6 or less. The coated glass article exhibits a total visible light reflectance of 6.5% or less.


A CVD process for depositing a silica coating is provided. The process includes providing a float glass ribbon in a float glass manufacturing process. The process also includes forming a gaseous mixture including a silane compound, oxygen, a fluorine-containing compound, and a radical scavenger. The gaseous mixture is directed toward and along the float glass ribbon and is reacted over the float glass ribbon to form the silica coating thereon. The silica coating comprises silicon dioxide.


Patent
Pilkington Group Ltd | Date: 2016-07-27

A vehicle glazing (2, 202, 302) onto which a decorative trim (16, 216, 316) may be mounted, the vehicle glazing comprising a pane of glazing material (4, 204, 304) having a glazing profile (6, 206, 306) provided around at least a portion of the periphery of the pane. A profile insert (14, 214, 314) is embedded in the glazing profile and forms a means of attachment for the trim, wherein the profile insert comprises a trim-retaining portion (17, 217, 317) which protrudes from the glazing profile. The trim-retaining portion may comprise an aperture (15, 215, 315) for receiving a projection (28, 228, 328) on the trim. The glazing profile may be formed by edge encapsulation of the pane of glazing material, the profile insert (14, 214, 314) being incorporated into the encapsulation at the same time.

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