US Pat. No. 9,215,760

TRANSPARENT PANE WITH ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE COATING

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A transparent pane, comprising:
at least one transparent substrate, and
at least one electrically conductive coating on at least one surface of the transparent substrate,
wherein
the electrically conductive coating has at least two functional layers arranged one above another, and each functional layer
comprises at least

one anti-reflection layer,
above the anti-reflection layer, a first matching layer, and
above the first matching layer, an electrically conductive layer, and
at least one anti-reflection layer arranged between two electrically conductive layers comprises at least
one layer of a dielectric material with a refractive index less than 2.1, and
one layer of an optically highly refractive material with a refractive index greater than or equal to 2.1,
wherein a thickness of the layer of an optically highly refractive material is from 10% to 99% of the thickness of the anti-reflection
layer that includes the layer of an optically highly refractive material.

US Pat. No. 9,056,589

REAR WINDSHIELD COMPRISING ELECTRICS PROTECTION BOX

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A rear windshield with protection box for electronic components, comprising:
a vehicle body connection fastened on a window pane,
the protection box fastened on the vehicle body connection comprising a protection box basic element and a protection box
cover, and

a foam encapsulation of the vehicle body connection, wherein the foam encapsulation seals and affixes the protection box basic
element on the vehicle body connection.

US Pat. No. 9,162,253

METHOD FOR THE FLOW COATING OF A POLYMERIC MATERIAL

Saint-Gobain Glass France...

1. A method, comprising:
(a) inserting a component, which is a polymeric material, into a holder at an angle of 25° to 90° relative to a floor; and
(b) flow coating the component from an upper edge with a varnish comprising a solvent, while simultaneously impinging the
varnish only within a region of 30% of the surface of the component adjacent to the upper edge with a stream consisting essentially
of air.

US Pat. No. 9,087,954

METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE PENTANARY COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR CZTSSE, AND THIN-FILM SOLAR CELL

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A method for producing a compound semiconductor composed of pentanary kesterite/stannite of a type Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4, which comprises the following steps:
producing at least one precursor layer stack, consisting of a first precursor layer and a second precursor layer, wherein,
in a first stage, the first precursor layer is produced by deposition of metals copper, zinc, and tin onto a body, and, in
a second stage, the second precursor layer is produced by deposition of chalcogens sulfur and/or selenium onto the first precursor
layer,

thermally treating the at least one precursor layer stack in a process chamber such that the metals of the first precursor
layer and at least one chalcogen of the second precursor layer are reactively converted into a compound semiconductor, and

feeding at least one process gas into the process chamber during a thermal treatment of the at least one precursor layer stack,
wherein, if a chalcogen, selected from sulfur and selenium, is contained in the second precursor layer, a respective other
chalcogen and/or a compound containing the respective other chalcogen is contained in the process gas, or, if the two chalcogens
sulfur and selenium are contained in the second precursor layer, sulfur and/or selenium and/or a sulfur-containing compound
and/or a selenium-containing compound is contained in the process gas.

US Pat. No. 9,100,996

TRANSPARENT PANEL HAVING A HEATABLE COATING

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A transparent pane comprising an electrically heatable coating electrically connected to at least two first electrodes
provided for electrical connection to two terminals of a voltage source such that by applying a feed voltage, a heating current
flows over a heating field formed between the at least two first electrodes,
wherein the heating field includes at least one coating-free zone, which is bounded by a zone edge formed at least in sections
by the electrically heatable coating, characterized by at least one second electrode provided for electrical connection to
one terminal of the voltage source, the at least one second electrode having at least one supply section disposed at least
in sections in the at least one coating-free zone and at least one connection section connected to the at least one supply
section,

wherein the at least one connection section extends starting from the at least one coating-free zone, beyond an edge section
of the zone edge, the edge section being formed by a section of the heating field that is situated between the at least one
coating-free zone and one of the at least two first electrodes provided for connection to a second one of the two terminals
of the voltage source, and

wherein the at least one supply section is discontinuous and consists of at least two supply parts spatially separated from
each other and not connected to each other by the same electrode material as the two supply parts,which have a respective
coupling section electrically connected to the electrically heatable coating, the two coupling sections being disposed such
that they are galvanically coupled by the electrically heatable coating.

US Pat. No. 9,059,425

MULTILAYER ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING ONE OR MORE BARRIER STACKS

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A multilayer electronic device, comprising:
an organic polymer layer;
an electrode positioned against the organic polymer layer, the electrode being constituted by a transparent stack of thin
layers comprising an alternation of n thin metallic layers and of (n+1) antireflection coatings, with n?1, where each thin
metallic layer is placed between two antireflection coatings, wherein the electrode comprises:

a first barrier stack, which is a barrier to moisture and to gases, in the end antireflection coating which is placed under
the n thin metallic layers in the direction of deposition of the constituent stack of the electrode, the first barrier stack
comprising at least four layers having alternately lower and higher densities,

and/or
a second barrier stack, which is a barrier to moisture and to gases, in the end antireflection coating which is placed on
top of the n thin metallic layers in the direction of deposition of the constituent stack of the electrode, the second barrier
stack comprising at least three layers having alternately lower and higher densities.

US Pat. No. 9,067,622

VEHICLE ROOF MADE OF GLASS COMPRISING LOCALIZED ZONES OF COMPRESSIVE STRESS

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. An automotive vehicle roof that has two longitudinal edges and two transverse edges and that is symmetrical with respect
to a median longitudinal plane, said roof consisting of a glazing unit comprising at least one mineral glass sheet, said sheet
comprising a border of compressive edge stresses and at least two localized zones of compressive stress inside said border,
said zones being placed symmetrically relative to said plane of symmetry and each localized zone of compressive stress being
less than 30 cm from a longitudinal edge.

US Pat. No. 9,059,378

LUMINOUS GLAZING UNIT

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. An illuminating glazing unit comprising:
a first glass substrate including a first side and a second side opposite said first side;
a light source arranged to illuminate an edge of the first glass substrate so that light emitted by the light source is guided
within a thickness of the first glass substrate; and

a fibrous structure arranged over said second side so that the light is extracted from the first side of the first glass substrate
by the fibrous structure, the fibrous structure comprising a plurality of fibers extending along different directions in the
fibrous structure.

US Pat. No. 9,192,850

ILLUMINATED FLOOR ASSEMBLY

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. An illuminated arena floor, comprising:
a composite glass floor panel;
a connection joint;
an overlay;
a polymer block and a light channel next to each other between the composite glass floor panel and the overlay, the light
channel being laid under the composite glass floor panel;

the light channel comprising a plurality of individually controlled light sources configured to enable selective illumination;
to form playing field lines; a flat metal frame located on a top of the polymer block and below the connection joint; a hook
and loop fastener between the polymer block and the composite glass floor panel, the hook and loop fastener being directly
located on a top of the metal frame and under the composite glass floor panel; and

one or more supports between the overlay and a foundation of the arena.

US Pat. No. 9,061,656

PANEL HEATING ELEMENT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A panel heating element, comprising:
at least one substrate with a substrate surface,
an electrical heating layer made from an electrically conductive material for heating the substrate, wherein the electrical
heating layer extends at least over a part of the substrate surface and is connected to at least two electrodes provided for
connection to a voltage source such that a current path for a heating current is formed between the electrodes,

one or more separating zones, which electrically divide the electrical heating layer, wherein the one or more separating zones
are linearly implemented as one or more separating lines, the one or more separating lines having a total surface area smaller
than a total surface area of the electrical heating layer, wherein the one or more separating zones have in each case at least
one free zone end and are implemented such that the current path changes its direction of flow on the zone ends, and wherein,
in each case, a transition zone, which is linearly implemented such that an electrical conductivity of the electrical heating
layer decreases toward the free zone end, adjoins the zone end of each separating zone, wherein an electrical conductivity
at the beginning of the transition zone is zero and an electrical conductivity at the end of the transition zone has a value
equal to a maximum value of the electrical conductivity of the heating layer.

US Pat. No. 9,061,658

WIPER CONTROL

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A method for cleaning and drying a transparent pane having a hydrophobic coating for wiping off residual moisture of a
motor vehicle having a motor vehicle engine, comprising:
A) starting an automated wiping operation by turning off the motor vehicle engine;
B) after the motor vehicle engine is turned off, measuring by a rain sensor a quantity of water on an outer side of the pane;
and

C) in the case of a constant or a decreasing quantity of water, after a waiting time of at least 1 minute measured by a timer,
carrying out at least one wiping operation, wherein the wiping operation is controlled by a wiper control.

US Pat. No. 9,044,919

TRANSPARENT LAMINATED GLASS AND USE THEREOF

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A transparent laminated glass comprising:
i) a transparent outer pane with a thickness of 1.6 mm to 1.8 mm,
ii) at least one polymer layer with a thickness of 0.76 to 0.86 mm, and
iii) a transparent inner pane with a thickness of 1.2 mm to 1.4 mm,
wherein the at least one polymer layer contains ethylene vinyl acetates, plasticized polyvinyl butyrals, polyurethanes, polycarbonates,
polyethylene terephthalates, ionomers, copolymers, and/or combinations thereof, and wherein a ratio of the thickness of the
transparent outer pane to a sum of the thickness of the transparent outer pane and the transparent inner pane is from 0.552
to 0.571.

US Pat. No. 9,168,879

SEALING ARRANGEMENT FOR VEHICLE WINDOWS, METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF, AND USE THEREOF

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A sealing arrangement for a motor vehicle pane, comprising at least:
a holding rail having a locking channel that is formed by a guide rail and a resilient leg, wherein the holding rail is fastened
to a pane, and

a cover having a guide channel that is formed by a locking rail and a positioning stop, wherein
the guide rail is arranged in the guide channel and the locking rail is latched in the locking channel, wherein a locking
hook is arranged on the resilient leg in a projecting region of the locking rail, and

a resilient element is clamped in the guide channel between a stop face on the underside of the cover and the guide rail.

US Pat. No. 9,096,456

CELLULAR BENDING MOLD

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A full mold for bending glass, comprising:
an assembly of metal sheets arranged to form a plurality of cells, the cells forming cavities in a molding area defined by
edge faces of the metal sheets, the cells representing more than 40% of a volume of the assembly, the cavities representing
more than 40% of the molding area of the assembly; and

a flexible element arranged on the assembly of metal sheets so that a first face of the flexible element directly contacts
the edge faces of the metal sheets on the molding area and a second face of the flexible element that is opposite the first
face directly contacts a glass pane during a glass bending, the entire flexible element being a gas permeable, woven or nonwoven
element that is consisting of refractory fibers.

US Pat. No. 9,045,938

LINKING ELEMENTS DESIGNED TO EQUIP PANELS, IN PARTICULAR GLASS PANELS, FOR FIXING AND PANELS EQUIPPED WITH SAME

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

12. A panel made of glass, comprising:
at least one cavity disposed in a surface portion of the panel, the cavity being configured to accommodate at least one connecting
element, the cavity being oriented in a width direction perpendicular to opposing main faces of the panel, and the cavity
extending longitudinally along a length of an outermost peripheral edge face of the panel,

wherein the cavity includes a first side wall, a second side wall, and a planar closed end adjoining the first and second
side walls, such that first corners where the first and second side walls adjoin the closed end, respectively, are rounded,
and

wherein each of the first and second side walls includes a concave wall portion and an oblong wall portion, the concave wall
portions facing inward, where second corners located between the concave wall portion and the oblong wall portion of each
of the first and second side walls are rounded.

US Pat. No. 9,099,588

THIN-FILM COMPONENT ON GLASS, A METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF AND THE USE THEREOF

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A thin-film component comprising:
a glass pane;
a film structure and a single electrically conductive protection device applied to the glass pane, the electrically conductive
protection device continuously extending around the film structure and galvanically connected to the film structure via at
least one contact area on a pole of the film structure; and

at least one dielectric protection film applied to the film structure and the electrically conductive protection device,
wherein a distance between an outside edge of the electrically conductive protection device and an outside edge of the glass
pane is smaller than a distance between the film structure and the outside edge of the glass pane, the electrically conductive
protection device and the glass pane being so positioned to define a gap between the outside edge of the electrically conductive
protection device and the outside edge of the glass pane.

US Pat. No. 9,302,451

TRANSPARENT PANEL HAVING HEATABLE COATING AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR

Saint-Gobain Glass France...

1. A transparent pane, comprising:
an electrically heatable, transparent coating, which extends over a part of a pane surface, wherein the heatable coating is
divided by a coating-free zone into a first coating zone and a second coating zone, wherein the first and second coating zones
are in each case electrically connected to at least two collecting conductors such that after application of a supply voltage
from a voltage source, a current flows over a first heating field formed by the first coating zone and a second heating field
formed by the second coating zone,

wherein a heating element is disposed in the coating-free zone that has an ohmic resistance such that application of the supply
voltage to the heating element heats the pane in a surface area comprising the coating-free zone,

wherein the heating element is configured such that application of the supply voltage to the heating element heats the pane
in a second surface area adjacent to the coating-free zone, which second surface area comprises at least one of the collecting
conductors, and

wherein the specific heating output of the at least one heating element is greater than the specific heating output of the
heating field to whose coating zone the collecting conductor contained in the surface area is electrically connected.

US Pat. No. 9,236,582

BACK-EMITTING OLED DEVICE

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. An organic light-emitting diode device, comprising:
a transparent substrate with a first main face comprising a stack comprising in this order, starting from said first main
face:

a lower electrode forming an anode, which is transparent, the anode having a sheet resistance R1,
an organic light-emitting system above the anode,
an upper electrode forming a cathode, arranged above the organic light-emitting system, comprising an electroconducting layer,
the cathode having a sheet resistance R2, the ratio r=R2/R1 ranging from 0.1 to 5, the anode, the organic light-emitting system
and the cathode defining an active common zone,

a first anode contact,
a second anode contact, spaced from and facing the first anode contact, the first and second anode contacts forming two opposite
sides of a first region of the anode, the first region being further delimited by a first free edge of the active common zone
and by a second free edge of the active common zone opposite from the first free edge,

a first cathode electrical contact, which is:
arranged above the active common zone, partially covering a region of the cathode above the first region,
of a contact surface smaller than a surface area of the active common zone and than a surface area of the first region,
offset from the first anode contact and from the second anode contact, at every point of the contact surface, and
above the organic light-emitting system, away from the first main face, a reflector covering the active common zone,
wherein, for each point B1 of the first anode contact, on defining a distance D1 between said point B1 and a point C1 of the
contact surface which is closest to said point B1, and on defining a distance L1 between said point B1 and a point X1 of the
second anode contact, passing through C1 then the following criteria are defined:

if 0.1?r<1.75, then 10% if 1.75?r<2.5, then 10% if 2.5?r<3, then 10% if 3?r?5, then 10% and wherein, for each point B2 of the second anode contact, on defining a distance D2 between said point B2 and a point C2
of the contact surface which is closest to said point B2, and on defining a distance L2 between said point B2 and a point
X2 of the first anode contact, passing through C2 then the following criteria are defined:

if 0.1?r<1.75, then 10% if 1.75?r<2.5, then 10% if 2.5?r<3, then 10% if 3?r?5, then 10%
US Pat. No. 9,073,781

METHOD FOR DEPOSITING A THIN LAYER AND PRODUCT THUS OBTAINED

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A process for increasing the degree of crystallization of at least one thin continuous film deposited on a first side of
a substrate while keeping the film continuous and without melting the film, the process comprising:
heating the film with a laser, wherein at every point on said at least one thin film that is heated to a temperature of at
least 30020 C. using a laser, the temperature at no point on the opposite side of said substrate to said first side exceeds 15020 C., thereby increasing the degree of crystallization of said thin film while keeping it continuous and without melting said
thin film,

wherein the laser simultaneously irradiates the entire width of the substrate, and
wherein the thin film is based on at least one oxide selected from the group consisting of indium zinc oxide, indium tin oxide,
gallium-doped zinc oxide, niobium-doped titanium oxide, cadmium stannate, zinc stannate, fluorine-doped tin oxide, antimony-doped
tin oxide, and fluorine- and antimony-doped tin oxide and wherein the thin film does not contain a metallic functional layer.

US Pat. No. 9,385,437

DISC COMPRISING AN ELECTRICAL CONNECTION ELEMENT

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A pane comprising:
a glass substrate having a first coefficient of thermal expansion;
an electrically conductive structure having a layer thickness of 5 ?m to 40 ?m on a region of the glass substrate;
a connection element having a second coefficient of thermal expansion, wherein the difference between the first coefficient
of thermal expansion and the second coefficient of thermal expansion is higher than 5×10?6/° C.;

a layer of a lead-free solder material electrically connecting the connection element to a portion of the electrically conductive
structure,

wherein the connection element contains at least 55 wt.-% to 70 wt.-% iron, 30 wt.-% to 45 wt.-% nickel, 0 wt.-% to 5 wt.-%
cobalt, 0 wt.-% to 1 wt.-% magnesium, 0 wt.-% to 1 wt.-% silicon, or 0 wt.-% to 1 wt.-% carbon, wherein the connection element
is connected to the portion of the electrically conductive structure via a contact surface over an entire surface of the connection
element, and wherein the contact surface has no corners.

US Pat. No. 9,188,333

DILUTE COMBUSTION

SAINT-GOBAIN EMBALLAGE, ...

1. A method of combustion in a furnace comprising a burner comprising at least one inlet for an oxidizer comprising between
10% and 30% of oxygen and at least one inlet for fuel, wherein each inlet for fuel terminates in the furnace at a distance
of between 0.3 and 4 times the equivalent diameter of an oxidizer inlet from an oxidizer inlet and wherein each inlet for
an oxidizer is an inlet for an oxidizer comprising between 10and 30% of oxygen, comprising introducing said oxidizer into
the furnace at a speed of between 10 and 60m/s, wherein an oxidizer inlet cross-sectional area is at least equal to 0.25 m2 and lower than 3 m2.
US Pat. No. 9,273,217

COMPOSITION THAT CAN BE SCREEN PRINTED ONTO POLYVINYL BUTYRAL

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A composition suitable for the black printing, via screen printing, of a sheet of polyvinyl butyral, wherein the composition
comprises:
from 3% to 5% by weight of cyclohexanone;
from 11% to 13% by weight of polyvinyl butyral;
from 35% to 40% by weight of at least one aliphatic dicarboxylic acid diester;
an effective amount of a surface tension modifier that does not contain silicone; and
at least one black pigment in an amount and with a specific surface area such that the Brookfield viscosity of the composition
at 20° C. is between 9 and 13 Pa·s,

wherein the surface tension modifier is a polyacrylate.

US Pat. No. 9,257,580

TEXTURED TRANSPARENT PLATE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SUCH A PLATE

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A monolithic transparent plate comprising:
on at least one of its faces, at least one region textured by a plurality of geometric features in relief relative to a general
plane of the face, each feature having a cross section, parallel to the general plane, that diminishes with distance from
the face, from a base to a peak of the feature,

wherein an area of a zone of the textured region for which the inclination angle relative to the general plane is less than
30° represents less than 35% of the total area of the textured region,

and wherein
either (i) the ratio of the thickness of each feature to the thickness of the plate has a given value that is greater than
or equal to 0.2 and the thickness of the plate lies within a range extending from 4.5 mm to 8 mm,

or (ii) the thickness of the plate has a given value that lies within a range extending from 3 mm to 8 mm and the ratio of
the thickness of each feature to the thickness of the plate is greater than or equal to 0.3.

US Pat. No. 9,387,744

WINDOW WITH ENCAPSULATED PROFILED JOINT AND INSERT ATTACHED TO THE JOINT, ATTACHMENT ELEMENT OF THE INSERT FOR THE WINDOW AND WINDOW MANUFACTURING METHOD

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A window comprising:
a glazing element;
at least one profiled joint portion;
at least one insert or a trim element; and
at least one attachment element for attaching the insert to the profiled joint portion, the insert including an internal face
with retaining flanges;

wherein the profiled joint portion includes, beneath the insert, at least one hole opening onto an inside surface and an outside
surface of the profiled joint portion, the hole being longer than it is wide;

wherein the attachment element includes a base, a head, and a body arranged between the base and the head, in which
the body is no wider than a width of the hole,
the head is narrower than the width of the hole in a first direction and shorter than a length of the hole, while being longer
than the width of the hole in a second direction,

the base is wider than the width of the hole in the first direction and in the second direction, and
the first direction and the second direction are in a same plane or perpendicular in a same plane,
wherein a length of the head is greater than a distance between lateral extremities of the retaining flanges such that the
head holds, along the length thereof, the retaining flanges in a direction of the outside surface of the profiled joint portion,

wherein the attachment element includes a vertical axis passing though the base, the body, and the head,
wherein, in a first section of attachment element taken in a plane of the vertical axis and a width direction of the attachment
element, the base extends in the width direction of the attachment further than the head and the body, and

wherein, in a second section of the attachment element perpendicular to the first section and taken in a plane of the vertical
axis and a length direction of the attachment element, the base extends in the length direction of the attachment further
than body, and the head extends in the length direction of the attachment further than base.

US Pat. No. 9,283,733

TRANSPARENT WINDOW PANE WITH A HEATING COATING

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A transparent window pane comprising:
an electrically heating coating that extends over a large part of a surface of the window pane, or over its field of vision,
and which is electrically connected to at least two busbars of low electrical resistance, such that, after an electrical supply
voltage has been applied to the busbars, an electrical current flows in a heating field formed by the coating, the electrically
heating coating extending over an area between the at least two busbars; and

a heating element including conducting elements of low electrical resistance that extend between a first heating element bus
bar and a second heating element bus bar, the conducting elements being printed conducting tracks and/or wires, an entirety
of the heating element being provided in a zone of the surface that is not heated by the coating and on the same face as the
coating, the entire zone being located outside the area between the at least two busbars and positioned between an edge of
the electrically heating coating and a lower edge of the window pane, the heating element including the first heating element
bus bar and second heating element bus bar are electrically isolated from the at least two busbars and electrically isolated
from the coating.

US Pat. No. 9,109,773

LIGHT-SIGNALING GLAZING FOR A VEHICLE

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. An illuminated signaling glazing unit for a vehicle, comprising:
a first transparent sheet made of mineral glass, including a first main face configured to be directed toward outside of the
vehicle, a second main face configured to be directed toward inside of the vehicle, and an edge face;

one or more light sources, or light-emitting diodes, each including a light-emission face opposite the edge face, light emitted
by the light sources being guided into the first sheet between the first and the second main face of the first sheet;

a means for extraction of the light in at least one region of the first main face or of the second main face of the first
sheet or within a thickness of the first sheet; and

an opaque layer formed from ink or from enamel, the opaque layer being situated toward the inside of the vehicle with respect
to the means for extraction and totally masking the means for extraction of the light, to render the means for extraction
invisible from the inside of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,296,132

METHOD FOR TEXTURING A SUBSTRATE HAVING A LARGE SURFACE AREA

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

15. A process for forming a texture on a substrate, the process comprising:
depositing a deformable layer on the substrate, thereby obtaining a coated substrate;
bringing the deformable layer into contact with a textured face of a daughter stamp;
introducing the coated substrate and the daughter stamp into a pouch that comprises an impermeable material;
introducing the pouch and its contents into a hermetic vessel;
evacuating air from the vessel until a pressure is at most equal to 0.5 bar;
sealing the pouch, thereby obtaining a sealed pouch;
reintroducing air into the vessel after sealing the pouch;
introducing the sealed pouch and its contents into an autoclave;
applying a pressure of between 0.5 and 8 bar and a temperature of between 25 and 400° C. for at least 15 minutes;
opening the pouch; then
separating the substrate and the daughter stamp,wherein
the textured face of the daughter stamp comprises a polymer or hybrid organic (polymer)/inorganic material, and
applying the temperature in the autoclave comprises raising the temperature in succession to a temperature above, then below
the glass transition temperature of the polymer or hybrid organic (polymer)/inorganic material, or vice versa.

US Pat. No. 9,290,986

INSULATING GLAZING HAVING A PRESSURE-EQUALIZING ELEMENT

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. An insulating glazing having a pressure-equalizing body, comprising:
a first pane and second pane;
a circumferential spacer between the first pane and the second pane, wherein the spacer includes a hollow main body with at
least two parallel pane contact walls, an outer wall, and a glazing interior wall, and a bore opening through the outer wall;
and

a hollow pressure-equalizing body having a surrounding outer wall with a gas-permeable and vapor-diffusion-tight membrane
fastened inside the pressure-equalizing body,

wherein the pressure-equalizing body and a sealing compound are arranged in an outer pane intermediate space between the first
pane and the second pane,

wherein the pressure-equalizing body is connected to the spacer via the bore opening,
wherein a sealing material is arranged between the bore opening and the outer wall of the pressure-equalizing body,
wherein the hollow main body contains a desiccant, and
wherein the hollow main body has at least one partition wall.
US Pat. No. 9,138,966

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A SILKSCREEN PRINTED LAMINATED GLASS PANEL USING A DOUBLE-WEAVE SILKSCREEN

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A process for manufacturing a printed laminated glazing unit comprising two glass sheets separated by an interlayer adhesive
sheet, the process comprising:
(a) screen printing, with a printing composition, at least one of the faces of the interlayer adhesive sheet, which is a sheet
of plastic, with a screen printing screen; and

(b) assembling the glass sheets and the interlayer adhesive sheet of the glazing unit, at least one of which has been screen
printed;

wherein the screen printing screen comprises two superimposed fabrics, the fabric (I) intended to be placed opposite the face
to be screen printed having a smaller mesh opening than the other fabric (S), wherein the difference in mesh opening between
the two fabrics is in the range from 28 to 43 ?m, the fabric (I) having a mesh opening in a range from 60 and 90 ?m and the
fabric (S) having a mesh opening in a range 90 and 130 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,108,881

GLASS SUBSTRATE COATED WITH A HIGH-INDEX LAYER UNDER AN ELECTRODE COATING, AND ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE COMPRISING SUCH A SUBSTRATE

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A glass substrate comprising a first face and a second face opposing the first face, said substrate comprising, above the
second face, an electrode layer which comprises an electrically conducting layer, wherein said substrate comprises, between
the second face and the electrode layer, a plurality of layers of vitreous material each having a different index, a layer
of vitreous material disposed in the direction of said second face of the substrate having an index lower than that of another
layer of vitreous material disposed in the direction of said electrode layer, wherein a first layer of vitreous material of
the plurality of layers of vitreous material has an index in the range from 1.7 to 2.4 and comprises from 40% to 60% by weight
of bismuth oxide Bi2O3 and, from 5% to 30% by weight, of ZnO and wherein a second layer of the vitreous material of the plurality of layers of vitreous
material is different from the first layer of vitreous material and comprises from 5% to 30% by weight of ZnO.

US Pat. No. 9,249,946

ILLUMINATING GLAZING PANEL

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. An illuminating glazing unit, comprising;
a first sheet, made of mineral or organic glass, having a first main face, a second main face and an edge face;
a second sheet, made of mineral or organic glass, having a first main face, a second main face and an edge face;
a lamination interlayer, making adhesive contact with the second main face of the first sheet and with the first main face
of the second sheet, said lamination interlayer having an extent smaller than that of each of the first and second glass sheets
and thus defining a groove-shaped space between an edge of the second main face of the first sheet and an edge of the first
main face of the second sheet;

at least one strip of light-emitting diodes, comprising a printed circuit board and a plurality of light-emitting diodes,
positioned so that the emitting faces of the light-emitting diodes face the edge face of the first sheet; and

an encapsulating element made of an opaque polymer encapsulating at least the edge face of the second sheet and the at least
one strip of light-emitting diodes, wherein the printed circuit board bears against the first main face of the second glass
sheet by way of a plurality of spacers and wherein the groove-shaped space is filled by the opaque polymer of the encapsulating
element.

US Pat. No. 9,212,090

PHOTOCATALYTIC MATERIAL

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A material comprising a substrate coated on at least one portion of at least one of its faces with a stack comprising a
photocatalytic layer and at least one pair of refractive index layers positioned underneath the photocatalytic layer,
wherein:
the photocatalytic layer has a geometrical thickness of between 2 and 30 nm;
each pair of refractive index layers comprises a high refractive index layer and a low refractive index layer, wherein an
average refractive index of every low refractive index layer is less than or equal to 1.7, and an average refractive index
of every high refractive index layer is greater than 1.7;

in each pair of refractive index layers the high refractive index layer is closest to the substrate;
the photocatalytic layer is in direct contact with a low refractive index layer of a pair of refractive index layers furthest
from the substrate;

the photocatalytic layer is in contact with the atmosphere and its pollutants;
an optical thickness, for a wavelength of 350 nm, of every high refractive index layer is between 170 and 300 nm; and
an optical thickness, for a wavelength of 350 nm, of every low refractive index layer is between 30 and 90 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,155,206

SOLDER CONNECTION ELEMENT

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A solder connection element soldered on a window pane for connection of an electrical component comprising:
a body;
at least two resilient solder feet, wherein the at least two resilient solder feet protrude from the body; and
the resilient solder feet being adapted to accommodate differences in thermal expansion extending between the body and a surface
of the window pane to which the solder connection element is connected, and further being adapted to accommodate effects of
mechanical forces between the electrical component and the window pane in at least two coordinate directions parallel to the
window pane, wherein:

the at least two resilient solder feet each comprise a solder surface and a solder foot, the solder surface connecting the
body to the solder foot, the solder foot adapted to be soldered on the window pane, the solder foot having a lateral dimension
larger than a lateral dimension of the solder surface and laying entirely in a single plane, and

the body comprises triangular incisions, wherein the incisions lay on a plane parallel to the window pane and are adapted
to allow uniform compensation of longitudinal stresses in the body.

US Pat. No. 9,196,949

PANEL HAVING ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE STRUCTURES

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A pane with electrically conductive structures, comprising:
a pane with electrically conductive structures each galvanically separated from each other,
a galvanic separating layer on at least one of the electrically conductive structures, and
an electrical conductor on the galvanic separating layer,
wherein the galvanic separating layer galvanically separates the electrical conductor from the electrically conductive structures
such that the electrical conductor and the electrically conductive structures are decoupled from each other for direct current
voltage,

wherein the galvanic separating layer and the electrical conductor are a capacitive coupling element coupling between the
electrically conductive structures, and

wherein the capacitive coupling element covers subregions of the electrically conductive structures and overlaps, with respect
to a normal of a surface of the pane, the subregions of at least two of the electrically conductive structures.

US Pat. No. 9,169,148

LOW NOX MIXED INJECTOR

SAINT-GOBAIN EMBALLAGE, ...

1. A combustion method comprising igniting a liquid fuel pulse and a single gaseous fuel pulse ejected from an injector to
create a flame, wherein
the fraction of the total power due to the liquid fuel varies between 20 and 80%, and the specific gaseous fuel pulse is not
more than 3 N/MW,

the NOx content of the fuel gases produced does not exceed 800 mg/Sm3 for a cross-fired furnace and 600 mg/Sm3 for an end-fired furnace,

the injector comprises a duct system that consists of a liquid fuel inlet duct, a coaxial fluid inlet duct, and a single coaxial
gaseous fuel inlet duct,

the liquid fuel inlet duct is circumscribed in the coaxial fluid inlet duct, and the coaxial fluid inlet duct is itself circumscribed
in the single coaxial gaseous fuel inlet duct.

US Pat. No. 9,114,425

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A MASK HAVING SUBMILLIMETRIC APERTURES FOR A SUBMILLIMETRIC ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE GRID, MASK HAVING SUBMILLIMETRIC APERTURES AND SUBMILLIMETRIC ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE GRID

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A process for manufacturing a submillimetric electroconductive grid on a main face of a substrate, comprising:
(a) depositing an electroconductive material,
(i) on the main face, through submillimetric openings of a network mask until a fraction of a depth of the submillimetric
openings is filled, the network mask obtained by

depositing a liquid masking layer as a solution and drying the liquid masking layer, wherein:
for said liquid masking layer, a solution of colloidal nanoparticles stabilized and dispersed in a solvent is deposited, the
nanoparticles having a glass transition temperature Tg;

said drying of the masking layer is carried out at a temperature below said temperature Tg until the network mask having a two-dimensional network of the submillimetric openings is obtained with substantially straight
mask area edges, the network mask being on a network mask zone, and

prior to depositing the electroconductive material, forming a zone free of masking on said main face by mechanical and/or
optical removal of at least one peripheral portion of the network mask zone,

(ii) and on the zone free of masking so that the electroconductive material connects the zone free of masking to the submillimetric
openings; and

(b) removing the network mask revealing the submillimetric electroconductive grid.
US Pat. No. 9,051,213

PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING A HYDROPHOBIC GLAZING CONTAINING A CARBON RICH SILICON OXYCARBIDE TIE LAYER

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A process for manufacturing a hydrophobic glazing, the process comprising:
forming a carbon-rich silicon oxycarbide (SiOxCy) layer at a surface of a mineral glass substrate by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) over at least a portion of the surface
of the substrate by contacting the surface with a stream of reactive gases comprising ethylene (C2H4), silane (SiH4), and carbon dioxide (CO2) with an ethylene/silane (C2H4/SiH4) ratio by volume of less than or equal to 3.3, at a temperature of between 600° C. and 680° C., wherein the carbon-rich SiOxCy layer has a mean C/Si ratio of greater than 0.4;

forming an SiO2 layer or a carbon-poor SiOxCy layer with a mean C/Si ratio of less than 0.2 on the carbon-rich SiOxCy layer, to obtain a layered substrate;

annealing and/or shaping the layered substrate at a temperature of between 580° C. and 700° C.;
activating the SiO2 layer or the carbon-poor SiOxCy layer by plasma treatment or acidic or basic chemical treatment; and

grafting, by covalent bonding, a fluorinated hydrophobic agent to the surface of the SiO2 layer or the carbon-poor SiOxCy layer.

US Pat. No. 9,421,922

PILLAR COVERING FOR MOTOR VEHICLES

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A pillar covering for vehicles, comprising:
a carrier part with an integrated window guide web and a mounting element;
a tapered narrowing at a point of contact of the window guide web with the carrier part, with the narrowing having a gradually
or linearly decreasing thickness of the window guide web adjacent a base surface of the carrier part;

a cover part connected to the carrier part via a contact surface, and
a stiffening rib fitted inside the tapered narrowing;
wherein the window guide web has a wall thickness thinning to a thickness of 0.5 mm to 3 mm, wherein the window guide web
has a raised surface structure which is a honeycomb circular or polygonal raised surface structure, wherein the raised surface
structure is disposed on the wall thickness thinning, and wherein a total thickness of the window guide web and the raised
surface structure is greater by a factor of 1.2 to 3 than the thickness of the underlying window guide web.

US Pat. No. 9,343,610

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRECIPITATING A LAYER ON A SUBSTRATE

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A method for depositing a layer comprising at least two components on an object, the method comprising:
selectively binding a specified quantity of at least one component with a control device, which controls the deposition process,
to modify a concentration of the at least one component in its gas phase prior to deposition on the object,

wherein the control device comprises a gettering element,
the gettering element is made of a material different from the at least two components in the layer,
the selectively bound quantity is controlled by modifying a binding rate of the component of the control device,
the selectively bound quantity of the at least one component is controlled by modifying an actively binding surface and/or
an electrical potential of the gettering element, and

when the electrical potential of the gettering element is modified, the gettering element is an electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,307,579

TRANSPARENT WINDOW WITH AN ELECTRICALLY HEATABLE COATABLE

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A transparent window, comprising:
an electrically heatable coating, which extends over a substantial part of a viewing area of the window,
two mutually opposite low-impedance bus bars electrically connected to the electrically heatable coating in such a way that,
after an electrical feed voltage has been applied to the bus bars, a current flows between them over a heating area formed
by the coating, and

a transitional region between the bus bars and the heating area,
wherein the transitional region is at least partly light-transmitting;
wherein the transitional region has a surface resistance that (a) is lower than a surface resistance of the coating, and (b)
increases in a direction from an assigned bus bar to the heating area;

wherein the transitional region comprises transparent, electrically nonconducting or poorer conducting free regions formed
as islands that are completely electrically enclosed by opaque electrically conducting regions; and

wherein the conducting regions have a plurality of conductor paths, which are connected in an electrically conducting manner
at one end to the bus bar and at least at an opposite end to the coating.

US Pat. No. 9,163,187

GASIFICATION OF COMBUSTIBLE ORGANIC MATERIALS

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A process for manufacturing a combustible gas having a lower heating value of at least 1 MJ/Nm3, the process comprising:
continuously reacting an oxidizing gas comprising steam, oxygen, and/or CO2 with an organic material in contact with a molten
silicate bath held in a tank and providing a heat supply into the molten silicate,

draining silicate regularly from the tank and introducing vitrifiable materials regularly, thereby renewing the silicate bath,
wherein an iron content in the bath remains below its precipitation limit by continuously discharging the iron during renewal,
the silicate bath comprises from 40 to 80% by weight of SiO2,

and the silicate is at a temperature between 800 and 1700° C.

US Pat. No. 9,397,075

ILLUMINATED GLASS PANEL FOR A VEHICLE, AND MANUFACTURE THEREOF

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. An illuminating glazing unit for a vehicle comprising:
a first sheet made of mineral or organic glass having a first main face and a second main face and an edge face,
a peripheral light source with a source support, the peripheral light source being a self-supporting optical fiber with a
lateral part forming an emitting region or light-emitting diodes each comprising a semiconductor chip with an emitting face,
the emitting region or emitting face facing the edge face of the first sheet for a propagation of injected visible and/or
ultraviolet light within the thickness of the first sheet, the first sheet acting as a guide for the injected light,

a light extraction device constructed to extract the guided light in order to form at least one illuminating region,
the source support being within an accommodation surrounded by material and covered by a cover,
the cover and the source support being removable from the glazing unit,a distance between the emitting face or region and the edge face being controlled by a positional locating device and a positional
blocking device for the source support in the three directions of an orthogonal reference frame, said positional locating
and blocking devices comprising a system for assembling the source support, associated with the first sheet, including an
assembly element positioned with respect to the edge face.

US Pat. No. 9,196,772

LAYERED ELEMENT AND PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICE COMPRISING SUCH AN ELEMENT

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A layered element, comprising:
a polymer layer;
a moisture-sensitive electrically conductive layer; and
a protective coating forming a moisture barrier inserted in direct contact with and positioned between the polymer layer and
the moisture-sensitive electrically conductive layer,

wherein the protective coating is an antireflection multilayer ensuring antireflection at the interface between the polymer
layer and the moisture-sensitive electrically conductive layer and comprising, in succession starting from the moisture-sensitive
electrically conductive layer toward the polymer layer, at least four thin layers of alternately lower and higher refractive
indices with respect to each other, which are:

a first layer having a first refractive index of between 1.3 and 1.7 at 550 nm and a first geometric thickness of between
15 and 35 nm in direct contact with the moisture-sensitive electrically conductive layer;

a second layer having a second refractive index of between 1.8 and 2.3 at 550 nm and a second geometric thickness of between
20 and 35 nm in direct contact with the first layer;

a third layer having a third refractive index of between 1.3 and 1.7 at 550 nm and a third geometric thickness of between
5 and 20 nm; and

a fourth layer having a fourth refractive index of between 1.8 and 2.3 at 550 nm and a fourth geometric thickness of between
5 and 20 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,221,393

ILLUMINATED GLAZING FOR VEHICLE

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A lighting glazing for a vehicle, comprising:
a first transparent sheet of glass with a first main face, a second main face and a rim;
a second transparent sheet of glass with a first main face, a second main face and a rim;
a lamination separator in adhesive contact with the second main face of the first sheet and with the first main face of the
second sheet;

one or more light-emitting diode modules each comprising a plurality of light-emitting diodes and associated electronic components
fixed onto a support, the one or more light-emitting diode modules being positioned in such a way that an emitting face of
the light-emitting diodes is facing the rim of the first transparent sheet of glass, and

a light extraction element,wherein the second transparent sheet of glass extends beyond the first transparent sheet of glass, at least in a part of an
edge of the glazing where the one or more light-emitting diode modules are housed, so as to create, on the first main face
of the second transparent sheet of glass or on a coating covering the first main face of the second transparent glass, an
area for receiving a bead of glue, peripheral relative to the one or more light-emitting diode modules, the bead of glue adapted
to fix the glazing to a bodywork of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,171,658

FLAT-CONDUCTOR CONNECTION ELEMENT FOR AN ANTENNA STRUCTURE

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A flat-conductor connection element for an antenna structure, which is arranged in or on a pane, comprising:
a flat conductor comprising:
a base layer,
a conductor track, which is arranged above the base layer,
a first dielectric layer, which is arranged above the conductor track,
a shield, which is arranged, at least in sections, above the first dielectric layer, and
a second dielectric layer, which is arranged above the shield, and
a metal frame, wherein
the conductor track is electrically conductively connected to the antenna structure and the flat conductor runs outward over
an edge of the pane, and

the flat conductor is arranged, at least in sections, adjacent the metal frame and the shield is capacitively coupled to a
reference ground via the metal frame.

US Pat. No. 9,291,325

ILLUMINATING GLAZING UNIT FOR A VEHICLE

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. An illuminating glazing unit for vehicles, comprising:
a first transparent sheet of mineral glass with a first main face, a second main face, and a peripheral edge;
a second transparent sheet of mineral glass with a first main face, a second main face and a peripheral edge;
a transparent lamination interlayer which is in adhesive contact with the second main face of the first sheet and the first
main face of the second sheet;

a plurality of light-emitting diodes, each having an emitting face, and
a light extraction element,
wherein the first sheet is pierced with a through hole delimited by an internal edge,
wherein one or more of the plurality of light-emitting diodes are housed in the through hole, with their emitting faces turned
toward the internal edge,

wherein the light extraction element is configured to extract light emitted by the plurality of light-emitting diodes, via
the internal edge of the through-hole, into the first transparent sheet of mineral glass, and

wherein the through hole extends through the lamination interlayer and the second transparent sheet.

US Pat. No. 9,252,386

BACK-EMITTING OLED DEVICE AND METHOD FOR HOMOGENIZING THE LUMINANCE OF A BACK-EMITTING OLED DEVICE

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. An organic light-emitting diode device, comprising:
a transparent substrate with a first main face comprising a stack comprising in this order, starting from said first main
face:

a lower electrode forming an anode, which is transparent, said anode having a sheet resistance R1,
an organic light-emitting system above the anode,
an upper electrode forming a cathode and arranged above the organic light-emitting system, said cathode having a sheet resistance
R2, the ratio r=R2/R1 ranging from 0.01 to 2.5,

the anode, the organic light-emitting system and the cathode defining an active common zone,
a first anode electrical contact delimiting, alone or with optional one or more second anode electrical contacts, a contour
of a first region of a surface of the anode,

a first cathode electrical contact, which is:
arranged above the active common zone, partially covering a region of the cathode above the first region,
of a contact surface that is smaller than a surface area of the active common zone and than a surface area of the first region,
offset from the first anode electrical contact and from the optional one or more second anode electrical contacts, at every
point of the contact surface, and

above the organic light-emitting system, away from the first main face, a reflector covering the active common zone,
wherein, for each point B of the first anode electrical contact and of each optional second anode electrical contact, the
point B being in a first edge of the first region, on defining a distance D between said point B and a point C of the contact
surface which is closest to said point B, and on defining a distance L between said point B and a point X of an opposite edge
of the first region from the first edge, passing through C the following criteria are defined:

if 0.01?r<0.1, then 30% if 0.1?r<0.5, then 10% if 0.5?r<1, then 10% if 1?r<1.5, then 5% if 1.5?r<2.5, then 5%

US Pat. No. 9,226,366

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR ACTIVE WINDOW GLASS MANAGING THE COLOUR OF THE LIGHT IN A BUILDING

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A lighting control system, comprising:
a control unit having a memory in which control programs are recorded, the control programs programmed to separately control
each of optical transmission through an active glass pane with electro-controllable optical transmission properties, and an
electro-controllable lighting device; and

a coloration sensor for measuring a value representative of a coloration of light and supplying the value to the control unit,
the control programs programmed to control lighting generated by the lighting device as a function of the value supplied by
the coloration sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,222,298

INSULATING GLAZING WITH ELECTRICAL CONNECTION ELEMENT

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. An insulating glazing with an electrical connection element, comprising:
a first pane and a second pane,
a peripheral spacer between the first pane and the second pane,
an inner insulation between the peripheral spacer and the first pane and between the peripheral spacer and the second pane,
wherein the spacer is surrounded on a contact surface with the first pane and second pane by the inner insulation,

an outer insulation in an outer edge space between the first pane, the peripheral spacer, and the second pane, wherein the
outer insulation completely fills the outer edge space, and

a connected plug connection arrangement, wherein the connected plug connection arrangement comprises an inner plug connection
between the first pane and the second pane, a central plug connection in the peripheral spacer, and an outer plug connection,
wherein

the central plug connection comprises a left-hand latching means, a central part with an electrically continuous contact element,
and a right-hand latching means,

the electrically continuous contact element produces an electrical connection to the inner plug connection as well as an outer
plug connection,

an LED strip is arranged between the first pane and the second pane, and
the LED strip is electrically connected to the inner plug connection.

US Pat. No. 9,207,186

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR MEASURING BLOWING STRUCTURES OF A PRESTRESSED DISC

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A method for measuring blowing structures of a prestressed pane, comprising:
(a) irradiating at least one analysis area of the pane with linearly polarized light from a radiation source at an angle of
incidence, wherein a first surface of the pane is turned toward the radiation source, and an image at least of the analysis
area is recorded at an angle of observation using at least one detector,

(b) supplying the image to an evaluation unit, and
(c) by means of the evaluation unit
(c1) reading a brightness profile along an analysis line in the image,
(c2) determining local maxima and local minima of the brightness profile, and
(c3) determining an intensity index by means of a difference between a brightness mean of the local maxima and a brightness
mean of the local minima.

US Pat. No. 9,314,998

COMPOSITE GLASS PANE AS A HEAD-UP DISPLAY

Saint-Gobain Glass France...

1. A composite glass pane, comprising:
a. an inner pane;
b. an outer pane; and
c. an intermediate layer between the inner pane and the outer pane,
wherein the intermediate layer comprises a first thermoplastic film comprising a first luminescent pigment, a second thermoplastic
film, and a barrier film between the first and second thermoplastic films, and

wherein the first luminescent pigment comprises a hydroxyalkyl terephthalate of formula:
R1—COO—P(OH)x(0-4)-COO—R2,

wherein:
R1 and R2 are each independently an alkyl or allyl residue comprising 1 to 10 C atoms;

P is a phenyl ring;
OH is a hydroxyl group bonded to the phenyl ring; and
x is the number of hydroxyl groups bonded to the phenyl ring.
US Pat. No. 9,108,882

SOLAR-PROTECTION GLAZING HAVING AN IMPROVED LIGHT TRANSMISSION COEFFICIENT

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A transparent glass substrate comprising at least one glass sheet having a thin-film multilayer coating, wherein the transparent
glass substrate has a light transmission equal to or greater than 10% under illuminant D65 and an emissivity equal to or less than 50%, and said multilayer coating comprises:
a functional layer consisting essentially of Nb and having a thickness in a range of from 5 nm to 35 nm; and
at least one layer of another material, wherein said another material is selected from the group consisting of Ti, Mo, B,
Al, and mixtures thereof,

wherein the at least one layer of another material is placed relative to the glass substrate above the functional layer and
in direct contact with the functional layer,

wherein the at least one layer of another material has a thickness in a range of from 1 nm to 5 nm, and wherein the transparent
glass substrate has a light transmission equal to or greater than 10% under illuminant D65 and an emissivity equal to or less than 50% before and after heat treatment.

US Pat. No. 9,099,673

ELECTRODE FOR AN ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE, ACID ETCHING THEREOF AND ALSO ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE INCORPORATING IT

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A substrate with electrode for an organic light-emitting device, comprising:
a substrate; and
a multilayer bottom electrode formed on a first main face of the substrate;
wherein:
the multilayer bottom electrode comprises the following layers provided in succession on the first main face of the substrate:
a contact layer comprising at least one of a metal oxide and a metal nitride;
a metallic functional layer comprising silver, said metallic functional layer having intrinsic electrical conductivity properties
and a thickness of between 3 and 20 nm;

a thin blocking layer; and
an overlayer forming a work function matching layer comprising at least one metal oxide selected from the group consisting
of indium oxide, zinc oxide, tin oxide, Sb-doped tin oxide, zinc oxide doped with Al, zinc oxide doped with Ga, a mixed indium
tin oxide, a mixed indium zinc oxide, and a mixed zinc tin oxide;

and further wherein:
the thin blocking layer is provided directly on the metallic functional layer; and
the thin blocking layer comprises at least one of:
a metallic thin blocking layer having a thickness of 5 nm or less comprising at least one optionally partially oxidized metal
selected from the group consisting of Ti, Ni and Cr; and

a layer having a thickness of 10 nm or less comprising a substoichiometric metal oxide, a substoichiometric metal oxynitride,
or a substoichiometric metal nitride where said metal is chosen from at least one of the following metals: Ti, Ni and Cr.

US Pat. No. 9,085,326

PILLAR COVERING FOR MOTOR VEHICLES

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A pillar covering for vehicles comprising:
a carrier part with an integrated window guide web and a mounting element;
a narrowing at a point of contact of the window guide web with the carrier part, wherein at least one stiffening rib is fitted
inside the narrowing; and

a polymer cover part connected to the carrier part via a contact surface,
wherein the carrier part and the cover part form at least one common end portion having a deviation of the contact surface
from a mean axis along the contact surface in a region adjacent the end portion, wherein the contact surface of the end portion
runs over at least 1 mm at a mean angle ? (alpha) of 5° to 60° above or below the mean axis.

US Pat. No. 9,359,807

TRANSPARENT PANEL WITH ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE COATING

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A transparent pane, comprising:
at least one transparent substrate, and
at least one electrically conductive coating on at least one surface of the transparent substrate,
wherein:
the electrically conductive coating has at least two functional layers arranged one above the other and each functional layer
comprises at least:

one layer of an optically highly refractive material with a refractive index greater than or equal to 2.1,
above the layer of the optically highly refractive material, a smoothing layer, which contains at least one non-crystalline
oxide,

above the smoothing layer, a first matching layer,
above the first matching layer, an electrically conductive layer, and
above the electrically conductive layer, a second matching layer,
a total layer thickness of all the electrically conductive layers is from 40 nm to 75 nm, and
the electrically conductive coating has a sheet resistance less than 1 ohm/square, and
wherein the layer of the optically highly refractive material contains at least one mixed silicon/metal nitride.

US Pat. No. 9,227,867

CREATION OF GLAZING COMPRISING AN OPENING

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A method for preparing a sheet of curved glass comprising an opening, the method comprising:
bending the sheet of glass followed by cooling,
wherein the bending is performed at least partially under gravity on a bending skeleton supporting a periphery of the sheet
of glass and a periphery of the opening,

wherein a periphery of the sheet of glass and a periphery of the opening therein are supported, at least at the start of the
cooling, by a final skeleton comprising a linear strip of metal having an edge face facing upward to support the sheet of
glass,

wherein a concavity of at least one part of the bending skeleton that supports the periphery of the opening increases during
bending,

wherein the at least one part of the bending skeleton that supports the periphery of the opening comprises two skeletons which
support the opening, sequentially, during the bending,

wherein the cooling is sufficiently rapid enough to obtain a compressive stress value around a border of the opening of at
least 4 MPa,

wherein the opening has an area in excess of 0.03 m2, and

wherein the linear strip of metal is without notching and the final skeleton lies a distance away from an edge of the opening
of at least 2 mm at least at the start of the cooling.

US Pat. No. 9,114,556

PROCESS FOR MOLDING A PLASTIC PART WITH A METAL INSERT HELD IN PLACE BY MAGNETIZATION AND MOLDING DEVICE

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A process for molding a plastic window assembly having at least one ferromagnetic insert attached to a peripheral edge
thereof, the process comprising:
placing at least one ferromagnetic insert of the window assembly into a molding cavity of a mold;
introducing a constituent plastic of said plastic window assembly into the molding cavity in which the at least one ferromagnetic
insert has been placed beforehand such that the constituent plastic attaches the ferromagnetic insert to the peripheral edge
of the window assembly;

holding said at least one ferromagnetic insert in position in said molding cavity, during the introduction of said plastic,
by moving at least one magnet to and active position in which it exerts an attractive force on said ferromagnetic insert across
an internal surface of the molding cavity; and

moving said at least one magnet to an inactive position in which it exerts no attractive force on said ferromagnetic insert.

US Pat. No. 9,112,178

BACK-EMITTING OLED DEVICE

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. An organic light-emitting diode device, comprising:
a transparent substrate with a first main face comprising a stack comprising in this order, starting from said first main
face:

a lower electrode forming an anode, which is transparent, the anode having a resistance R1,

an organic light-emitting system above the anode,
an upper electrode forming a cathode arranged above the organic light-emitting system, the cathode having a sheet resistance
R2, the ratio r=R2/R1 ranging from 0.1 to 5, the anode, the organic light-emitting system and the cathode defining an active, common zone,

along a first edge of the active common zone, a first anode electrical contact,
a first cathode electrical contact which is offset from the first anode electrical contact, the first cathode electrical contact
having a contact surface, and

above the organic light-emitting system, away from the first main face, a reflector covering the active zone,
wherein, for any point B1 of the first anode electrical contact, on defining a distance D1 between said point B1 and a point C1 of the contact surface which is closest to said point B1, and on defining a distance L1 between said point B1 and a point X1 of a second edge of the active common zone opposite from the first edge, passing through C1, then the following criteria are defined:

if 0.1?r<1.75, then 20%
if 1.75?r<2.5, then 20%
or if 2.5?r<3, then 20%
or else if 3?r<5 then 20%

US Pat. No. 9,110,035

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETECTING DEFECTS OF TRANSPARENT SUBSTRATE

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A system for detecting defects of a transparent substrate, comprising:
a plurality of detection channels, each of which includes an illumination component for providing illumination to the substrate
and an imaging component for scanning the substrate to provide image of the substrate;

a transport module, for producing relative motion between the substrate and the illumination components and the imaging components
included in the plurality of detection channels; and

a controlling module, for controlling the illumination components and the imaging components included in the plurality of
detection channels so that at least two illumination components of the illumination components included in the plurality of
detection channels provide illumination to the substrate alternately, and the imaging component included in any of the plurality
of detection channels scans the substrate when the illumination component included in that detection channel illuminates the
substrate,

wherein the imaging components included in at least two detection channels of the plurality of detections channels are the
same imaging component,

wherein, at least two of the illumination components included in the plurality of detection channels are one and the same
illumination component so that said same illumination component is shared by two different detection channels of said plurality
of detection channels,

wherein the plurality of detection channels includes a first detection channel, a second detection channel, a third detection
channel and a fourth detection channel,

wherein the illumination component and the imaging component included in the first detection channel are placed on one side
of the substrate, and the illumination component included in the first detection channel provides reflection illumination
to the substrate with respect to the imaging component included in the first detection channel,

wherein the imaging component included in the second detection channel is placed on another opposite side of the substrate
and the illumination component included in the second detection channel is placed on the one side of the substrate, and the
illumination component included in the second detection channel provides transmission illumination to the substrate with respect
to the imaging component included in the second detection channel,

wherein the imaging component included in the third detection channel is placed on the one side of the substrate and the illumination
component included in the third detection channel is placed on the another opposite side of the substrate, and the illumination
component included in the third detection channel provides transmission illumination to the substrate with respect to the
imaging component included in the third detection channel,

wherein the illumination component and the imaging component included in the fourth detection channel are placed on the another
opposite side of the substrate, and the illumination component included in the fourth detection channel provide reflection
illumination to the substrate with respect to the imaging component included in the fourth detection channel,

wherein the imaging components included in the first and third detection channels are one and the same first imaging component
and the imaging components included in the second and fourth detection channels are one and the same second imaging component,

wherein the illumination components included in the first and second detection channels are one and the same first illumination
component and the illumination components included in the third and fourth detection channels are one and the same second
illumination component, and

wherein the controlling module controls the first and second illumination components to illuminate the substrate alternately,
and controls the first imaging component and the second imaging component to scan the substrate at the same time when the
first illumination component and the second illumination components illuminate the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,172,191

HOUSING FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTION BETWEEN A FOIL CONDUCTOR AND A CONDUCTOR

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A housing comprising:
a first housing part;
a second housing part;
an electrical connection between a conductor and a foil conductor; and
an entry opening for the foil conductor, the entry opening comprising at least one rounded entry edge, the rounded entry edge
increasingly expanding the entry opening outwards,

wherein the entry opening is formed by the first housing part and the second housing part,
wherein the rounded entry edge is rounded in a plane perpendicular to the foil conductor, and
wherein the rounded entry edge is further rounded in a plane parallel to the foil conductor wherein rounding of the rounded
entry edge is in a direction of extension of the foil conductor.

US Pat. No. 9,394,602

PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING GLAZING COMPRISING A POROUS LAYER

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A process for manufacturing glazing comprising a substrate provided with a coating comprising at least one layer consisting
of a porous material, for which the refractive index is thus reduced thereby, comprising:
depositing on the substrate, via a physical vapor deposition (PVD) process in a vacuum chamber, a coating comprising a layer
of a material comprising at least one element selected from Si, Ti, Sn, Al, Zr, In or a mixture of at least two of said elements,
oxygen and carbon, said layer in addition optionally comprising hydrogen,

heat treatment of the layer thus deposited, under conditions that enable at least one portion of the carbon to be removed
and said layer of porous material to be obtained,

wherein said deposition is carried out, on the substrate passing through said chamber, by the sputtering of a carbon target,
under a reactive, plasma atmosphere comprising at least one precursor of the element or elements.

US Pat. No. 9,289,944

METHOD FOR FIXING AN ATTACHED COMPONENT TO A GLAZING OR TO A MOLDING, FIXING DEVICE FOR FIXING THE COMPONENT AND GLAZING OBTAINED USING THE METHOD

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A glazing, comprising:
a glazing; and
an attached component including plastic, the attached component being fixed indirectly to the glazing via a portion of a molding
fixed to a periphery of the glazing, the attached component having a rear face including fixing means for fixing the attached
component indirectly to the glazing,

wherein the fixing means includes a plurality of appendages, each of the appendages protruding from the rear face and having
a distal end which enters a hole in the molding, each hole being open at opposing ends thereof on two opposite faces of the
molding, and the distal end of each appendage projecting beyond a rear face of the molding delimiting the hole,

wherein the distal end of each appendage is deformed by one of softening and application of ultrasound, so as to contact the
rear face of the molding at a periphery of the hole or around an entire periphery of the hole,

wherein the molding includes a first part and a second part made of a material that is softer than the first part, each hole
extending through the first and second parts, the first part including the portion fixed to the periphery of the glazing,
the second part being positioned against an exterior face of the first part.

US Pat. No. 9,452,662

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR BENDING SHEETS

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A method for bending a pane, comprising:
placing at least one pane in a pre-bending ring with a movable bending ring holder, heating the at least one pane at least
to roughly its softening temperature, and pre-bending the at least one pane in the pre-bending ring to 5% to 50% of a final
bend of an edge,

lifting the at least one pane out of the pre-bending ring by a suction device and further bending the at least one pane by
the suction device to 102% to 130% of the final bend of the edge, wherein the suction device comprises a counter framework,
a cover with an air baffle surrounding the counter framework and the at least one pane is at a minimum distance of 3 mm to
50 mm from the air baffle,

placing the at least one pane by means of the suction device in a final bending ring on the movable bending ring holder, and
bending the at least one pane to the final bend, and

cooling the at least one pane in the final bending ring.
US Pat. No. 9,102,565

MATERIAL AND GLAZING COMPRISING SAID MATERIAL

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A building or a vehicle comprising a solar-control glazing comprising a material comprising a glass substrate coated on
at least one of its faces with a thin-film multilayer comprising, starting from said substrate:
a lower dielectric layer;
a functional layer comprising a metal or metal nitride, wherein said metal or metal nitride comprises Nb, NbN, W, WN, Ta,
TaN, or any of their alloys or solid solutions;

an upper dielectric layer selected from the group consisting of silicon oxide, silicon nitride, silicon oxinitride, aluminum
oxide, aluminum nitride, aluminum oxinitride, tin oxide, and a mixed tin zinc oxide; and

a layer of titanium oxide at least partially crystallized in the anatase form, wherein the layer of titanium dioxide is directly
on the upper dielectric layer or directly on a layer consisting essentially of SiO2 deposited over the upper dielectric layer,

wherein the multilayer is situated on the outside of the building or vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,277,597

ELECTRICALLY EXTENSIVELY HEATABLE, TRANSPARENT OBJECT, METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF, AND USE THEREOF

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. An electrically heatable, transparent object, comprising:
a. at least one transparent, electrically insulating substrate;
b. at least one electrically conductive transparent coating connected to two electrical busbars to transmit electrical power;
c. at least one localized transparent area free of the electrically conductive transparent coating; and
d. an electrically conductive band applied on the electrically conductive transparent coating, and at least partially surrounding
a periphery of the at least one localized transparent area and having an electrical resistance measurable in ohms per square,
the electrical resistance of the electrically conductive band being lower than the electrical resistance of the electrically
conductive transparent coating in ohms per square, the electrically conductive band having at least one interruption separating
a greater part of the electrically conductive band from the busbars, wherein the greater part of the electrically conductive
band is not electrically interrupted, wherein the electrically conductive band has a thickness of 10 to 100 ?m and an electrical
resistance of less than 0.35 Ohms per square.

US Pat. No. 9,260,906

SPACER FOR INSULATING GLAZING UNITS

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A spacer for a multipane insulating glazing unit comprising at least a composite composed of:
a glass-fiber-reinforced, polymeric main body comprising:
two pane contact surfaces running parallel to each other,
an adhesive surface, and
a glazing interior surface,
wherein the pane contact surfaces and the adhesive surface are connected to each other directly or via connecting surfaces,
and

an insulation film on the adhesive surface or on the adhesive surface and the connecting surfaces,
wherein the insulation film comprises:
at least one polymeric film having a thickness from 10 ?m to 100 ?m,
at least one polymeric layer having a thickness from 5 ?m to 80 ?m, and
at least two layers alternating with the at least one polymeric layer selected from the group consisting of at least two metal
layers each having a thickness from 10 nm to 1500 nm and at least two ceramic layers each having a thickness from 10 nm to
1500 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,090,120

DECORATIVE GLAZING

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A laminated glazing assembly consisting of:
a first glass sheet;
a second glass sheet;
a film of lacquer deposited on the first glass sheet;
a polymer interlayer, which is in contact with the film of lacquer and provides the bond between the first glass sheet and
the second glass sheet; and

an adhesion promoter, which is present in the form of a film interposed between the film of lacquer and a glass sheet or dispersed
in the lacquer,

wherein the lacquer has a ratio of areas of the absorption bands associated with hydroxyl groups to areas of absorption bands
associated with alkyl or alkane groups, R, of equal to or greater than 0.4 when the ratio is measured by an ATR infrared spectroscopy.

US Pat. No. 9,403,477

LUMINOUS GLAZING UNIT FOR VEHICLE, INCLUDING A PERIPHERAL LIGHT SOURCE, MANUFACTURE THEREOF

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A luminous glazing unit for a vehicle, comprising:
a first pane of mineral or organic glass having a first main face, a second main face and a side face forming an outer periphery
of the first pane;

a peripheral light source which has an emitting face and is formed by light-emitting diodes, each comprising a semiconductor
chip on a profiled support section for supporting the diodes, the emitting face facing an edge of the second main face for
propagation of injected visible and/or ultraviolet light in the thickness of the first pane, the first pane acting as a guide
for the injected light, the edge of the second main face being different from the side face so that the peripheral light source
is provided between the edge of the second main face and the side face, and the edge of the second main face being partly
recessed or with a step;

an arrangement for forming at least one luminous region comprising:
a light extraction device for extracting the guided light via the first and/or second main face, the light extraction device
including a scattering device on the surface of the first and/or second main face or scattering device in the volume of the
first pane,

and/or, when the injected light is ultraviolet light, a light converting device for converting the ultraviolet light into
visible light via the first and/or second main face, which includes a luminescent material, and

a cap covering the peripheral light source, which is leaktight against one or more fluids, the cap essentially facing the
second main face, and releasably connected by a fastener to the first pane or to a connecting piece bonded to the first pane
or both to the first pane and the connecting piece, the cap and the profiled support section for supporting the diodes being
removable from the glazing unit,

wherein the profiled support section for supporting the diodes at least is provided with at least one moisture protection
layer and/or an encapsulation.

US Pat. No. 9,453,361

LUMINOUS MULTIPLE GLAZING UNIT COMPRISING LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A luminous multiple glazing unit comprising:
a first flat glass element made of mineral or organic glass, with first and second main faces;
a second flat glass element made of mineral or organic glass, with a main face, as a third face, lying opposite the first
face, and another main face as a fourth face, the first and second glass elements being securely fastened to and spaced apart
from each other;

an internal space, at least between the first and third faces, the internal space being evacuated or filled with a gas;
a spacer separating the first and second glass elements, at a periphery of the glazing unit;
at least one group of light-emitting diodes located in the internal space, the diodes being mounted on one or more mountings,
the diodes in the group each having a given main emission direction that is substantially parallel to the first face;

a reflector that reflects the light emitted by the group of diodes, the reflector comprising a part fixed to the glazing unit
by a first planar lateral part fixed to the first face and a second planar lateral part fixed to the third face; and

a first luminous zone associated with the first glass element;
wherein the part of the reflector forms a beam splitter haying a double-image central reflective area of:
a first central area, at an oblique angle to the first face, able to reflect first central rays from the group of diodes onto
the first luminous zone, the first luminous zone including a first means for scattering the light, which means receives the
first central rays; and

a second central area, at an oblique angle to the third face, able to reflect second central rays from the group of diodes
onto a second luminous zone associated with the second glass element, the second luminous zone including a second means for
scattering light, which means receives the second central rays,

the first and second central areas being substantially contiguous, the first and second central rays including the main emission
direction and forming at least 30% of the total flux from the diodes in the group, and

wherein the first planar lateral part is masked by the first means for scattering the light and the second planar lateral
part is masked by the second means for scattering the light.

US Pat. No. 9,370,048

PANE HAVING ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENT

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A glass pane arrangement, comprising:
a vehicle or architectural silicate glass pane;
an electrically conductive structure applied on the vehicle or architectural silicate glass pane;
at least one intermediate layer applied on the electrically conductive structure; and
at least one electrical connection element applied on the intermediate layer,
wherein the intermediate layer, the at least one electrical connection element, and the electrically conductive structure
form at least one hollow space, the at least one hollow space comprising an electrically conductive mass,

wherein the at least one electrical connection element is mechanically connected with the vehicle or architectural silicate
glass pane via the at least one intermediate layer such that any mechanical stresses are completely conducted through the
at least one intermediate layer, and

wherein the at least one electrical connection element is electrically connected to the at least one electrically conductive
structure via the electrically conductive mass, the electrically conductive mass being liquid or having low viscosity selected
such that no critical forces are transmitted by the electrically conductive mass from the at least one electrical connection
element to the at least one electrically conductive structure.

US Pat. No. 9,394,687

ILLUMINATING PARTITION

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. An illuminating partition comprising:
at least one glazing unit;
diodes disposed on at least one support device, the at least one support device being on or accommodated in a receiving profiled
member, the diodes being disposed facing an edge face of the glazing unit;

at least one lower mounting profiled member and one upper mounting profiled member, each of the upper and lower mounting profiled
members comprising a central section, a first lateral section perpendicular to the central section, and a second lateral section
perpendicular to the central section, parallel to and spaced from the first lateral section, and each of the upper and lower
mounting profiled members bounding a respective internal volume; and

at least one carrier element separate from the at least one support device or from the receiving profiled member, a first
of said at least one carrier element being arranged in the internal volume of the lower mounting profiled member, or a second
of the at least one carrier element being arranged in the internal volume of the upper mounting profiled member or both a
first and a second of the at least one carrier element being mounted respectively in the internal volume of the upper and
lower mounting profiled members, and the at least one carrier element comprising a platen which is at a distance from the
central section and situated between the edge face of the glazing unit and the diodes,

wherein the platen of the carrier element is coupled with the first lateral section and has a free edge facing the second
lateral section,

wherein at a bottom of the partition, the platen supports the glazing unit directly or via a transparent wedge positioned
underneath the glazing unit,

and/or at a top of the partition, the at least one support device and/or the receiving profiled member are sitting on the
platen,

wherein the at least one support device with the diodes is dissociable from the partition, and
the second lateral section of the lower and upper mounting profiled members is mobile or removable.

US Pat. No. 9,170,008

DISK HAVING AN ILLUMINATED SWITCH SURFACE

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A pane having an illuminated switch surface, comprising:
a transparent substrate,
an electrically conductive structure, which forms the illuminated switch surface,
a flat conductor on a lateral edge of the transparent substrate, which is electrically connected to the electrically conductive
structure via an electrical connecting element,

a light irradiation means, which comprises at least one light source and is arranged on the flat conductor and on the lateral
edge of the transparent substrate, wherein light is coupled into the pane from the lateral edge of the transparent substrate,
and

a light deflection means, which is arranged in the region of the pane irradiated by the light of the light irradiation means,
wherein:
an area that results from a projection of the light deflection means onto the plane of the switch surface is arranged within
the switch surface, or borders the switch surface continuously or interruptedly, or is both arranged within the switch surface
and borders the switch surface continuously or interruptedly, and

the light deflection means comprises structures for light scattering.

US Pat. No. 9,236,282

ARRANGEMENT, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING MULTILAYER BODIES

Saint-Gobain Glass France...

1. A multilayer body arrangement, comprising:
at least two multilayer bodies each comprising surface to be processed; and
a device, which positions the multilayer bodies,
wherein the device is configured such that the surfaces of the multilayer bodies to be processed are opposite to each other
and form a quasi-closed processing space disposed between the surfaces, in which the processing occurs,

wherein the quasi-closed processing space comprises an opening between edges of the at least two multilayer bodies and wherein
the at least two multilayer bodies are disposed with a distance between them that provides a pressure balance resistance between
the quasi-closed processing space and external surroundings thereof, such that a loss of mass of gas from the quasi-closed
processing space is more than 0% and less than 50%.

US Pat. No. 10,009,958

TRANSPARENT PANE WITH HEATABLE COATING

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A transparent pane, comprising:at least one electrically heatable coating connected to at least two collecting electrodes configured to establish an electrical connection to two poles of a voltage source, so that an applied supply voltage of the voltage source causes a heating current to flow via a heating field formed between the two collecting electrodes, wherein the heating field contains at least one coating-free zone bordered by a zone edge of the coating-free zone, the zone edge being formed, at least in sections, by the heatable coating,
wherein at least one of the two collecting electrodes is subdivided into at least two subregions separated from one another,
wherein at least one electrical supply line, of at least two electrical supply lines, is guided from each of the at least two subregions to at least one additional electrode,
wherein the at least one electrical supply line runs, at least in sections,
i) in the at least one coating-free zone, and/or
ii) in a coating-free edge strip of the transparent pane, and/or
iii) in at least one subregion of the heatable coating outside the heating field, and/or
iv) at and/or in the zone edge of the at least one coating-free zone formed by the coating, and
wherein
a) the at least one additional electrode is electrically connected to ends of the at least two electrical supply lines and to a heating field section of the heating field between the two collecting electrodes, and/or
b) the at least one additional electrode is subdivided into at least two subregions separated from one another, wherein each of the at least two subregions is electrically connected to, in each case, one end of a respective at least one electrical supply line of the at least two electrical supply lines as well as to the heating field section of the heating field between the two collecting electrodes.

US Pat. No. 9,635,758

PANE WITH ELECTRICAL CONNECTION ELEMENT AND CONNECTION BRIDGE

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A pane with at least one electrical connection element with a connection bridge, comprising at least: a substrate with
an electrically conductive structure on at least one subregion of the substrate, at least one electrical connection element
on at least one subregion of the electrically conductive structure, a connection bridge on at least one subregion of the connection
element, wherein the connection element contains at least 66.5 wt.-% to 89.5 wt.-% iron, 10.5 wt.-% to 20 wt.-% chromium,
and one or more selected from the group of carbon, nickel, manganese, molybdenum, niobium, and titanium, and a leadfree solder
material, which connects the electrical connection element to the electrically conductive structure in at least one subregion,
wherein the difference between the coefficients of thermal expansion of the substrate and the connection element is less than
5×10?6/° C., wherein the connection bridge is implemented as a solid and contains copper, and wherein the material compositions
of the connection element and the connection bridge are different.

US Pat. No. 9,297,757

LASER GAS ANALYZER

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A device for measuring the concentration of a molecule in a gaseous atmosphere at a temperature above 1200° C. in a chamber,
said molecule having an absorption line at a wavelength between 4 and 8 ?m, said device comprising:
an emitter that emits laser radiation with a wavelength corresponding to that of the absorption line of said molecule, said
emitter emitting the laser radiation through a first window and then through said gaseous atmosphere, said first window comprising
a solid material, the solid material having a transmittance greater than 50% measured on one mm thick of the material at the
wavelength of the laser radiation, the laser radiation being analyzed after passing through said atmosphere by an analyzer
that determines the absorption of the laser radiation by the molecule in the gaseous atmosphere,

wherein the window is placed on or in a wall of the chamber, where appropriate via an insert, to prevent hot atmosphere of
the chamber from escaping therefrom.

US Pat. No. 9,166,275

WINDOW PANE HAVING AN ANTENNA

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A vehicle window pane with antenna mount, comprising:
an opening in a composite pane, the composite pane being made of an outer pane, an intermediate layer, and an inner pane,
wherein the inner pane has a recess adjacent the opening,

an adhesive disposed on the outer pane on a top of a region around the opening, wherein the adhesive is more expansive than
the opening of the inner pane, and a mounting plate disposed and fixed on the adhesive,

an antenna housing on the mounting plate, wherein the antenna housing comprises a rod-shaped antenna mount within the opening
as well as within and/or below the recess and is reversibly detachably fixed on the mounting plate, and

a nut or a clip on the rod-shaped antenna mount, which fixes the antenna housing on the mounting plate.

US Pat. No. 9,352,491

ENCAPSULATION MOLD

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. An encapsulation mold, comprising:
an upper mold;
a lower mold; and
a clamping device which comprises a first rubber anti-slip block fixed to a joint surface of the upper mold, and a second
rubber anti-slip block fixed to a joint surface of the lower mold, wherein the first rubber anti-slip block has a first surface
and the second rubber anti-slip block has a second surface, and when the upper mold is pressed against the lower mold, the
first rubber anti-slip block and the second rubber anti-slip block overlap at least in part, and a minimum distance between
the first rubber anti-slip block and the second rubber anti-slip block is less than a thickness of a glass to be encapsulated,

wherein the first surface of the first rubber anti-slip block is concave, and the second surface of the second rubber anti-slip
block is convex; or, the first surface of the first rubber anti-slip block is convex, and the second surface of the second
rubber anti-slip block is concave, and

wherein a concave one of the first and second surfaces is configured to match a convex surface of the glass to be encapsulated,
and a convex one of the first and second surfaces is configured to match a concave surface of the glass to be encapsulated.

US Pat. No. 9,425,517

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A PANE HAVING AN ELECTRICAL CONNECTION ELEMENT

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. An electrical connection element with at least one contact surface, comprising:
solder material disposed on a contact surface;
at least one recess disposed in the solder material; and
a flux disposed at least in the at least one recess,
wherein the solder material is disposed on the contact surface of the connection element via a contact side that has each
recess containing the flux, and

wherein the connection element is disposed via the solder material on a portion of an electrically conductive structure on
a substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,340,453

TRANSPARENT GLASS SUBSTRATE AND PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING SUCH A SUBSTRATE

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A transparent glass substrate, comprising at least one face which comprises a texturing formed by a plurality of geometric
features in relief relative to a general plane (?) of said face,
wherein the texturing is adapted in order to ensure a transmission of radiation through the substrate greater than the transmission
of radiation through a substrate that is identical but lacks the texturing,

wherein the features in relief are pyramids or cones having non-zero apex half-angles,
wherein any apex half-angle of the features in relief is less than 70°,
wherein, for each feature in relief, a ratio of a thickness to a width of the feature is greater than or equal to 0.1,
wherein the face also comprises an antireflection layer having a refractive index between the refractive index of air and
a refractive index of a glass of the substrate, and

wherein the antireflection layer is an etched out superficial portion of the glass substrate on a side of the face, which
comprises a structure comprising silica and voids, created by a treatment of said face in an acid solution that is supersaturated
with silica.

US Pat. No. 9,481,603

THIN FILM DEPOSITION METHOD AND RESULTING PRODUCT

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A process for producing a substrate with a low emissivity (low-E) thin-film multilayer, the process comprising:
(a) depositing a thin-film multilayer comprising a thin silver film between at least two thin dielectric films and an absorbent
thin film on a face of a substrate, to obtain a coated face; and

(b) heat treating the coated face with a source of laser radiation which emits a wavelength between 800 and 2000 nm, to obtain
a treated face,

wherein the heat treating reduces by at least 5% at least one selected from the group consisting of an emissivity and a sheet
resistance of the multilayer,

wherein the absorbent thin film absorbs the laser radiation during the heat treating,
wherein the absorbent thin film is in contact with the air, and comprises:
a metal;
an oxygen-substoichiometric metal oxide; or
a metal nitride selected from the group consisting of niobium nitride and titanium nitride, and
wherein the absorbent thin film has a thickness less than 5 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,421,849

POLYMERIC VEHICLE WINDOW HAVING AN LED ASSEMBLY

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A polymeric vehicle window pane, comprising:
a composite component having an inner opaque polymeric layer and an outer transparent polymeric layer,
wherein the inner opaque polymeric layer and the outer transparent polymeric layer are areally bonded,
wherein the inner opaque polymeric layer has at least one at least partially penetrating recess, and an LED assembly, having
one LED, one printed circuit board, and electrical contacting, is arranged in the recess, and

wherein the LED assembly is placed such that the LED is aimed in the direction of the outer transparent polymeric layer.
US Pat. No. 9,458,055

SOLAR-CONTROL GLAZING UNIT COMPRISING A LAYER OF A ZINC AND COPPER ALLOY

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A glazing unit with solar-control properties, comprising at least one glass substrate on which a multilayer is deposited,
said multilayer comprising a layer made of a metal alloy comprising zinc and copper, in which metal alloy the Zn/(Cu+Zn) atomic
ratio is higher than 35% and lower than 65%, and in which the copper and zinc represent in total at least 80 at % of the metal
elements present in the metal alloy.

US Pat. No. 9,169,687

INSULATING GLAZING WITH THERMAL PROTECTION INSULATING PANEL

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A sound-damped insulating glazing comprising at least:
a first pane and a second pane;
a peripheral spacer between the first pane and the second pane;
an externally encircling seal in a gap between the first pane, the peripheral spacer and the second pane;
two or more vacuum insulating panels between the first pane, the second pane and the peripheral spacer;
at least one acoustic insulating plate arranged on at least one surface of the at least one vacuum insulating panel, and
an acoustic dividing plate arranged between adjacent vacuum insulating panels of the two or more vacuum insulating panels.

US Pat. No. 9,664,835

LUMINOUS MULTIPLE GLAZING UNIT FOR AN ITEM OF FURNITURE

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A luminous multiple glazing unit comprising:
a first sheet of mineral glass or organic glass having a first main face and a second main face and an edge;
a second sheet separated from the first sheet by a peripheral spacer;
a peripheral light source supported by a source support, said light source being selected from a self-supporting optical fiber
with a lateral portion forming a light emitting zone and from light-emitting diodes each comprising a semiconductor chip with
an emitting face, the emitting zone or face being opposite the edge of the first sheet for propagation of visible light or
ultraviolet light, or both visible and ultraviolet light injected in a thickness of the first sheet by said peripheral light
source, the first sheet performing the role of guide of the injected light; and

a light extraction device to extract the guided light to form at least one luminous zone;
an assembly element arranged at a periphery of the glazing unit and over the edge of the first sheet so that an elongated
cavity is formed between the assembly element and the edge of the first sheet when the assembly element is arranged at the
periphery of the glazing unit, said assembly element including an opening for arranging said source support inside the elongated
cavity, the source support being removably arranged in the elongated cavity, and

a cap constructed to cover said opening and removably connected to the assembly element,
wherein the opening is formed on an outer surface of the assembly element and is dimensioned to receive the source support
through said opening to arrange the source support in the elongated cavity, and

wherein the light source extends along a longitudinal direction along the edge of the first sheet and the opening and the
cap extend along that same longitudinal direction when the cap covers the opening,

wherein the luminous multiple glazing unit is a glazing unit of a door of a furniture.

US Pat. No. 9,434,323

METHOD OF FITTING AN ATTACHMENT ONTO A PROFILED STRIP, INTERMEDIATE FASTENING DEVICE FOR FASTENING AN ATTACHMENT ONTO A PROFILED STRIP, GLAZING PANE AND USE OF SAID DEVICE

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A glazing pane fastener comprising:
at least one intermediate fastening device to fit an attachment, or a trim, onto a portion of a profiled strip, or onto a
portion of a profiled strip fastened to a periphery of the glazing pane,

wherein the at least one intermediate fastening device includes at least one clip having at least an upstream cooperating
part to cooperate with the profiled strip and a downstream cooperating part to cooperate with the attachment or the trim,
the intermediate fastening device including at least one slot that isolates the upstream cooperating part from the downstream
cooperating part so that the upstream cooperating part is independently deformable relative to the downstream cooperating
part,

wherein the upstream cooperating part includes a plurality of catching tabs joined to a base, the plurality of catching tabs
each having a hook-shaped part and an inward facing end pointing away from a plane of the base that is independently deformable
relative to the downstream cooperating part by applying a force to each hook-shaped part and inward facing end toward a material
of the profiled strip and in two opposed directions toward a central axis of the at least one intermediate fastening device,

wherein the plurality of catching tabs are configured to be deformed, while the downstream cooperating part remains immobile,
to penetrate the material of the profiled strip with the inward facing ends during fastening of the at least one clip onto
the profiled strip such that the inward facing ends point toward the plane of the base,

wherein the clip is symmetrical with respect to a first side and a second side of a longitudinal plane extending along a length,
of the clip, the first side surface being on an opposite side of the longitudinal plane from the second side surface,

wherein each of the first side and the second side includes at least one upstream cooperating part to cooperate with the profiled
strip and includes a downstream cooperating part to cooperate with the attachment or the trim,

wherein the intermediate fastening device includes at least one slot, on each of the first side surface and the second side
surface, the downstream cooperating part on each of the first and second side surfaces being positioned within the slot on
the respective first and second side surfaces,

wherein the hook-shaped part is disposed between the base and the inward facing end of each respective plurality of catching
tabs,

wherein the downstream cooperating part includes at least one pair of opposed fins joined to the base, and wherein a distance
between the at least one pair of opposed fins is greater than a width of the base, and

wherein the profiled strip is made of a flexible polymer material.
US Pat. No. 9,354,368

GLASS PANEL HAVING SUN-SHIELDING PROPERTIES

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. An automotive or architectural solar-control glazing, comprising:
a glass substrate; and
a solar-control thin-film multilayer comprising, in succession from a surface of the glass substrate:
at least one lower protective film, which protects the absorbing film from migration of alkali-metal ions from the glass substrate,
the lower film(s) having a total geometrical thickness of between 5 and 150 nm,

an absorbing film, which selectively absorbs infrared radiation having a wavelength longer than 800 nm, the absorbing film
having a total geometrical thickness of between about 20 nanometers and about 200 nanometers, and

at least one upper protective film, which protects the absorbing film from oxygen in the air, the upper film(s) having a total
geometrical thickness of between 5 and 150 nm,

wherein the absorbing film consists of a titanium oxide substituted with a dopant element, X, which is Nb or Ta, wherein an
atomic percentage, [X/Ti+X], is between about 4% and about 9%,

wherein the glazing acts on solar radiation to protect and/or thermally insulate a passenger compartment of an automotive
or a dwelling, and

wherein the solar-control thin-film multilayer does not comprise a silver type film.

US Pat. No. 9,371,251

METHOD FOR STRUCTURING A SURFACE BY MEANS OF REACTIVE ION-BEAM ETCHING, STRUCTURED SURFACE AND USES

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A process for forming at least one array of irregularities or features that are submicron-size in height and that have
at least one characteristic lateral dimension that is micron- or submicron-size, over a surface of a material by reactive-ion
etching, the process comprising:
supplying said material with a thickness at least equal to 100 nm, the material being a solid hybrid material that comprises:
a simple silicon oxide or a mixed silicon oxide, a majority of oxides in the case of a mixed oxide being silicon oxide, an
oxide molar percentage in the material being at least 40%; and

at least one species, a molar percentage of the at least one species in the material ranging from 1 mol % up to 50 mol % while
remaining below the percentage of said silicon oxide, at least most of the at least one species having a largest characteristic
dimension smaller than 50 nm,

optionally heating said hybrid material before carrying out said reactive-ion etching;
after said supplying and said optional heating, structuring the surface of said hybrid material, without masking, with the
reactive-ion etching that lasts less than 30 minutes over an etching area greater than 1 cm2, until said array of features is formed, the structuring optionally being accompanied by heating of the hybrid material,
wherein said solid hybrid material is a film deposited by physical vapor deposition, on a substrate, by codeposition of the
at least one species and the silicon oxide, the at least one species being a metal species selected from the group consisting
of copper, silver and gold, using metal targets in an oxygen atmosphere.

US Pat. No. 9,199,874

METHOD FOR DEPOSITING A THIN FILM, AND RESULTING MATERIAL

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A method of obtaining a substrate coated on a first face with at least one transparent and electrically conductive thin
layer based on at least one oxide, comprising:
depositing the at least one thin layer on the substrate;
subjecting the at least one thin layer to a heat treatment in which the at least one layer is irradiated with aid of radiation
having a wavelength of between 700 nm and 1,300 nm, the radiation being delivered by at least one radiation device placed
facing the at least one layer, said radiation device emitting a linear laser beam that simultaneously irradiates all of the
width of the substrate, the emitted linear beam forming a laser beam line having a thickness between about 0.004 mm and about
1 mm and a length of at least 5 mm; and

creating a relative displacement between the radiation device and the substrate so as to perform the heat treatment of the
at least one thin layer, the heat treatment being such that resistivity of at least on layer is reduced during the heat treatment.

US Pat. No. 9,097,442

MADE TO ELEMENTS CAPABLE OF COLLECTING LIGHT

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A solar module, comprising a first substrate having a glass function and forming a cover, and a second substrate forming
a support, the first substrate and the second substrate sandwiching between two electrode-forming conductive layers at least
one functional layer based on an absorber material for converting light energy into electrical energy, the module further
comprising at least two elongated reinforcing profiles fastened to the lower face of the second substrate, wherein the elongated
reinforcing profiles are oriented parallel to one of the sides of the module and are uniformly distributed on said lower face,
wherein the profiles are internally offset relative to the sides of the module and wherein the profiles are configured for
attachment to (1) a support framework attached to a carrier structure or (2) a carrier structure, wherein each profile has
a cross section in the form of two inverted Vs or two inverted Us, wherein each profile comprises:
a first flat region extending parallel to one of the sides of the module configured to form a contact region for contact with
the rear face of the module,

a first arm projecting from a longitudinal edge of the first flat region,
a second flat region parallel to the first flat region projecting from the first arm at its other longitudinal edge configured
to form a contact region for contact with the support framework or carrier structure,

a second arm projecting from the longitudinal edge of the second flat region,
a third flat region parallel to the first flat region projecting from the second arm at its other longitudinal edge configured
to form a contact region for contact with the rear face of the module,

a third arm projecting from the longitudinal edge of the third flat region,
a fourth flat region parallel to the first flat region projecting from the third arm at its other longitudinal edge configured
to form a contact region for contact with the support framework or carrier structure,

wherein the first arm and second arm form a first V or U and the second arm and third arm form a second V or U, with the second
V or U being inverted with respect to the first V or U.

US Pat. No. 9,475,726

PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING A GLASS SUBSTRATE COMPRISING PRINTED ENAMEL PATTERNS

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A process for manufacturing a one-way vision glass pane comprising one or more separate enamel patterns composed of a number
of exactly aligned layers, the process comprising:
a) depositing at least one layer of a compound comprising at least one mineral pigment over all or part of the area of the
pane, said compound being free of glass frit;

b) depositing, after step a), at least one layer of an enamel compound comprising at least one glass frit and at least one
mineral pigment of a different color to the at least one pigment of step a), by screen printing, in the shape of the one or
more desired patterns;

c) heating the pane coated with said layers to a temperature high enough to bake the enamel; and
d) removing pigments that have not been fixed by the enamel, which pigments are located outside of the one or more patterns,
wherein the particles of the one or more pigments and the particles of the one or more glass frits have a particle size distribution
such that 50% of the particles are smaller than 7 ?m in size, and wherein the thickness of the layer of the enamel compound
deposited in step b) is larger than the thickness of the pigment layer deposited in step a), the enamel layer deposited in
step b) being between 40 and 80 ?m in thickness and the pigment layer deposited in step a) being between 4 and 15 ?m in thickness.

US Pat. No. 9,410,357

CONNECTING JOINT FOR GLAZED WALL AND GLAZED WALL

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A connecting joint for connection between a first panel and a second panel of a glazed wall, the connecting joint being
adapted to cooperate with a face of each of the first panel and the second panel and comprising:
at least one support having a first external face and a second external face;
a first fastener arranged on the first external face of the at least one support, and
a second fastener arranged on the second external face of the at least one support,
wherein a right-angle separation force of the first fastener, measured on a glass panel with a mobile-jaw tensile testing
machine with a 100mm/min displacement speed of the mobile jaw, lies between 3 and 20 N/cm, while the right-angle separation
force of the second fastener, measured on a glass panel with a mobile jaw tensile testing machine with a 100 mm/min displacement
speed of the mobile jaw, is greater than or equal to 30 N/cm.

US Pat. No. 9,809,492

SUBSTRATE WITH A PARTIAL METAL MULTILAYER, GLAZING UNIT AND PROCESS

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A substrate comprising, on a face of the substrate, a multilayer of thin films comprising, in the following order from
the face of the substrate:
a first antireflective coating comprising an antireflective layer;
a first metal functional layer comprising silver, wherein the first metal functional layer is a discontinuous layer having
a surface area occupation factor in the range of 53% to 98% and is in the form of interconnected islands with uncovered regions
between the islands; and

a second antireflective coating comprising an antireflective layer.

US Pat. No. 9,457,736

PILLAR COVERING FOR MOTOR VEHICLES

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A pillar covering for vehicles, comprising:
a carrier part with a protruding integrated window guide web and a protruding mounting element;
a narrowing disposed at a point of contact of the window guide web with the carrier part;
a raised circular, oval, or polygonal surface structure on the window guide web and/or the mounting element; and
a polymer cover part connected to the carrier part via a contact surface,
wherein the window guide web and/or the mounting element has a thickness of 0.5 mm to 3 mm,
wherein the raised circular, oval, or polygonal surface structure has a thickness of 0.2 mm to 1.5 mm,
wherein the raised surface structure comprises a honeycomb-like raised surface structure,
wherein stiffening ribs are fitted inside the narrowing, without protruding from the narrowing, and
wherein a total thickness of the window guide web and of the surface structure is greater by a factor of 1.2 to 3 than the
thickness of the underlying window guide web.

US Pat. No. 9,385,422

ANTENNA BANDWIDTH-OPTIMIZED BY HYBRID STRUCTURE COMPRISING PLANAR AND LINEAR EMITTERS

Saint-Gobain Glass France...

1. A hybrid antenna structure, comprising:
an electrically insulating-substrate;
an electrically conductive coating, which covers a surface of the substrate and serves at least partially as a planar antenna
for reception of electromagnetic waves; and

a coupling electrode, which is electrically coupled to the conductive coating for coupling out of antenna signals from the
planar antenna,

wherein the coupling electrode is electrically coupled to an unshielded, linear antenna conductor, which serves as a linear
antenna for reception of electromagnetic waves, wherein the linear antenna conductor is situated outside an area projected
by orthogonal parallel projection onto the planar antenna serving as a projection area, such that an antenna foot point of
the linear antenna becomes a common antenna foot point of the linear and planar antenna,

wherein the conductive coating comprises an edge region, the edge region comprising a plurality of planar segments of the
conductive coating that are subdivided by linear electrically insulating regions.

US Pat. No. 9,102,122

METHOD FOR SELECTING AN INTERLAYER FOR VIBROACOUSTIC DAMPING, INTERLAYER AND GLAZING UNIT COMPRISING SUCH AN INTERLAYER

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A viscoelastic plastic interlayer configured to be incorporated between two glass sheets of a glazing unit in order to
give it vibroacoustic damping properties, the interlayer comprising:
two outer layers made of a viscoelastic plastic material, the shear modulus G? of which is greater than or equal to 3×107 Pa at 20° C. and for a frequency range between 100 Hz and 240 Hz;

a central layer having vibroacoustic damping properties, of thickness h, so that h is between 0.50 mm and 0.90 mm and so that
the shear parameter g=G?/h of the central layer, G? being the shear modulus, is between 7.56 ×108 Pa/m and 1.42×109 Pa/m at 20° C. and for a frequency range between 100 Hz and 240 Hz,

wherein the central layer is between the two outer layers, and
wherein the interlayer is an acoustic polyvinyl butyral (PVB) that includes at least the two outer layers and the central
layer.

US Pat. No. 9,500,354

LIGHTING UNIT MADE UP OF AN INSULATING GLASS PANEL AND LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A lighting unit comprising:
an insulated and illuminated multipart glass panel, the glass panel comprising at least first and second sheets of glass spaced
from each other with respective first and second edge surfaces, and associated by a peripheral seal between the first and
second sheets of glass,

a lighting system comprising at least one support and electrical connection device carrying light-emitting diodes disposed
facing the first edge surface, and

at least one section comprising a longitudinal base that carries the support and electrical connection device, wherein the
section is associated with the glass panel so that the section is placed against the glass panel and an empty gap is established
between a light-emitting face of the diodes and the first edge surface without creating thermal bridges between the glass
panel and the section.

US Pat. No. 10,375,766

HEATABLE LAMINATED SIDE PANE

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A heatable laminated side pane for an openable side window of a motor vehicle, said heatable laminated side pane comprising:an upper edge, a lower edge, a front edge, and a rear edge,
an outer pane and an inner pane, said outer pane and said inner pane bonded to one another via a thermoplastic intermediate layer, and
at least one heating wire embedded in the intermediate layer, said heating wire electrically connected to a first busbar and a second busbar,
wherein:
the first busbar and the second busbar are arranged along a same edge of the front edge and the rear edge,
the first busbar is arranged on a surface of the intermediate layer and the second busbar is arranged overlappingly on an opposite surface of the intermediate layer,
a maximum distance of the first busbar or the second busbar from a respective front edge or rear edge is less than 3 cm, and
a minimum distance of the first busbar or the second busbar from said respective front edge or rear edge is greater than 3 mm.

US Pat. No. 9,967,967

PANE HAVING AN ELECTRICAL CONNECTION ELEMENT

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A pane with at least one electrical connection element, comprising:a substrate;
on a region of the substrate, an electrically conductive structure; and
on a region of the electrically conductive structure, a connection element that comprises at least a chromium-containing steel,
wherein the connection element has, at a distal end of the connection element, a region crimped around a connection cable, and a solder region that is connected to the electrically conductive structure via a leadfree solder material, and
wherein the connection element comprises at least 66.5 wt.-% to 89.5 wt.-% iron, 10.5 wt.-% to 20 wt.-% chromium, 0 wt.-% to 1 wt.-% carbon, 0 wt.-% to 5 wt.-% nickel, 0 wt.-% to 2 wt.-% manganese, 0 wt.-% to 2.5 wt.-% molybdenum, 0 wt.-% to 2 wt.-% niobium, and 0 wt.-% to 1 wt.-% titanium.

US Pat. No. 9,611,164

GLASS-MELTING INSTALLATION COMPRISING TWO FURNACES

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A process for manufacturing a final glass product comprising:
producing an auxiliary molten glass by melting auxiliary batch materials in an auxiliary furnace having submerged burners,
feeding main batch materials comprising a powder or a cullet into a main furnace having electrodes or overhead burners, or
both,

providing thermal energy in the auxiliary furnace with the submerged burners,
providing thermal energy in the main furnace, wherein more than 80% of the thermal energy provided in the main furnace is
provided by electrodes and/or overhead burners,

melting said main batch materials in said main furnace to produce a molten glass bath in the main furnace,
feeding the auxiliary molten glass into an upstream portion of the main furnace, the upstream portion being in a first upstream
third of a length of a surface of the molten glass bath in the main furnace, and

generating a final glass product from the auxiliary molten glass and main batch materials in the main furnace.

US Pat. No. 9,568,659

LUMINOUS GLAZING UNIT

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A luminous glazing unit comprising:
at least two glazing elements;
optionally at least one lamination interlayer between the two glazing elements;
at least one waveguide element, said waveguide element having a refractive index higher than the refractive index of the adjacent
elements;

at least one light source provide light for illuminating the waveguide element; and
at least one light extraction means, formed by at least one fibrous structure, said fibrous structure being placed in the
core of the waveguide element so that at least part of said fibrous structure is arranged in a central zone of a thickness
of the waveguide element.

US Pat. No. 9,499,427

ARTICULATED BENDING SUPPORT

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A support for the gravity bending of a glass sheet, comprising:
a first frame and a second frame, the second frame being articulated and comprising a mobile lateral part that can pass from
an open position to a closed position by means of an articulation, and

a mechanism configured to control a closing or opening of the articulation, the mechanism including a guide configured to
guide a relative vertical movement of the first frame and the second frame in a manner that the relative vertical movement
of the first frame and the second frame creates a closing or opening movement of the articulation,

wherein the mechanism is configured to close the articulation when the first frame descends relatively to the second frame,
and

wherein the guide is configured to guide the relative vertical movement so that a contact area of the first frame with the
glass sheet and located in a vertical line with the articulation is above the articulation at the moment the articulation
is closed.

US Pat. No. 9,391,300

METHOD OF PRODUCING A TRANSPARENT DIFFUSIVE OLED SUBSTRATE

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A method of producing a transparent diffusive organic light emitting diode substrate comprising:
(a) lapping one face or both faces of a flat translucent glass substrate with an abrasive slurry, so as to obtain a flat glass
substrate with at least one roughened surface having a roughness profile with an arithmetical mean deviation Ra of between
0.1 ?m and 0.8 ?m, said at least one roughened surface being roughened only by said lapping;

(b) coating the at least one roughened surface with a high index glass frit having a refractive index of at least 1.7 to form
a coated substrate, the amount of the high index glass frit being sufficient to completely cover the roughness profile of
the at least one roughened surface after melting of said high index glass frit;

(c) heating the coated substrate to a temperature above the melting temperature of the high index glass frit and below the
softening temperature of the glass substrate, so as to form high index enamel on the at least one roughened surface,

wherein the amount of the high index glass frit coated onto the at least one roughened surface at step (b) is comprised between
25 and 80 g/m2, and

wherein the high index glass frit and the resulting enamel are substantially devoid of solid scattering particles.

US Pat. No. 9,335,021

MOTOR VEHICLE WITH TURN SIGNAL REPEATER GLAZING

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. An automobile vehicle comprising:
at least one side glazing unit capable of operating as a direction indicator light of the vehicle, the glazing unit comprising:
a first transparent sheet, made of mineral or organic glass, including a first main face directed towards outside of the vehicle,
a second main face directed towards inside of the vehicle, and an edge face;

one or more light sources, each including a light-emission face opposite the edge face, light emitted by the light sources
being guided into the first sheet between the first and the second main faces of the first sheet, the light sources being
connected to allow emission of a flashing light, synchronized with flashing of other direction indicator lights of the vehicle;

a diffusive coating in at least one region of the first main face or of the second main face of the first sheet or situated
within a thickness of the first sheet, the diffusive coating emitting, when illuminated by the light sources, yellow light;
and

an opaque layer situated toward the inside of the vehicle with respect to the diffusive coating and totally masking the diffusive
coating to render the diffusive coating invisible from the inside of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,599,306

ILLUMINATING GLAZING UNIT FOR A VEHICLE

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. An illuminating glazing unit for vehicles, comprising:
a first transparent sheet of mineral glass with a first main face, a second main face, and a peripheral edge;
a second transparent sheet of mineral glass with a first main face, a second main face and a peripheral edge;
a transparent lamination interlayer which is in adhesive contact with the second main face of the first sheet and the first
main face of the second sheet;

a plurality of light-emitting diodes, each having an emitting face, and
a light extraction element located on one of the first and second main faces of the first transparent sheet,
wherein the first transparent sheet is pierced with a through hole delimited by an internal edge, and wherein the plurality
of light-emitting diodes are housed in the through hole, with their emitting faces turned toward the internal edge.

US Pat. No. 9,689,194

PROCESS AND DEVICE FOR MANUFACTURING A GLAZING UNIT COMPRISING A DECORATIVE FILM, AND GLAZING UNIT COMPRISING A DECORATIVE FILM

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A process for manufacturing a glazing unit, the process comprising, in order:
(a) obtaining a glazing unit comprising a glazing element having at least one edge and at least one face and being equipped
with a profiled strip, wherein the glazing element is glass and the profiled strip is plastic and wherein at least a portion
of the profiled strip is on the face of the glazing element;

(b) positioning the glazing unit on a support comprising a counter-form; and
(c) pressing a film against at least a portion of a flexible part of the profiled strip of the glazing unit which protrudes
outwards from the edge of the glazing element by applying a punch against the film, thereby adhering a decorative coating
to at least a portion of the flexible part of the profiled strip, wherein the flexible part of the profiled strip has a hardness
of from 55 to 95 Shore A;

(d) raising the punch; and
(e) withdrawing the film.

US Pat. No. 9,604,876

GLASS SHEET

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...


US Pat. No. 9,494,717

TRANSPARENT SUBSTRATE PROVIDED WITH A THIN-FILM MULTILAYER

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A transparent substrate (S), provided with a thin-film multilayer, the thin-film multilayer comprising only one metallic
layer (2) having infrared-reflection properties, and two, subjacent (1) and superjacent (5), nonmetallic dielectric coatings, wherein the metallic layer (2) having infrared-reflection properties is located between the two, subjacent (1) and superjacent (5), nonmetallic dielectric coatings, and wherein the superjacent (5) dielectric coating comprises at least the sequence of thin layers deposited, above the metallic layer having infrared-reflection
properties, in the following order:
a layer (7) made of a material having a refractive index less than or equal to 2.20 and greater than or equal to 1.80;

at least one high-refractive-index layer (3) made of a material having a refractive index greater than or equal to 2.20, wherein the physical thickness of the high-refractive-index
layer (3) or the sum of the physical thicknesses of the high-refractive-index layers (3) of the superjacent (5) dielectric coating is from 15 to 40 nm; and

at least one low-refractive-index layer (4) made of a material having a refractive index less than or equal to 1.70, wherein the physical thickness of the low-refractive-index
layer (4) or the sum of the physical thicknesses of the low-refractive-index layers (4) of the superjacent (5) dielectric coating is from 40 to 120 nm,

wherein the refractive index difference between the one or more high-refractive-index layers (3) and the one or more low-refractive-index layers (4) of the superjacent (5) dielectric coating is from 0.7 to 1.2, and

wherein the ratio of the physical thickness of the low-refractive-index layer (4) or the sum of the physical thicknesses of the low-refractive-index layers (4) to the physical thickness of the high-refractive-index layer (3) or the sum of the physical thicknesses of the high-refractive-index layers (3) of the superjacent (5) dielectric coating is from 2.5 to 5.0.

US Pat. No. 9,448,357

ILLUMINATED FACADE ARRANGEMENT

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. An illuminated facade arrangement comprising two illuminated window arrangements having insulating glazings, each window
arrangement having an insulating glazing comprising:
a composite glass pane, wherein the composite glass pane comprises an upper pane, an adhesive layer and a middle pane,
at least one circumferential connection element between the composite glass pane and a lower pane, and
a LED housing fastened to a side edge of the lower pane comprising at least an LED, an LED printed circuit board fastened
to the LED, an electrical connector fastened to the LED printed circuit board, and a sheathing of the LED, the LED printed
circuit board, and the electrical connector,

wherein the LED housing is connected to the side edge of the lower pane via an optically transparent adhesive and/or adhesive
tape,

wherein the window arrangements are connected via fastening units to a facade mount and a cover fastened between the insulating
glazings to a side of the insulating glazings turned away from the facade mount, and

wherein a supplying of power to the LED housing takes place via a cable to a power feed in a main cable inside the cover.

US Pat. No. 9,107,244

GLASS PANEL HAVING ULTRASONICALLY INTEGRATED CONDUCTING WIRES

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A rear window or windshield of a motor vehicle comprising a glazing integrating a conducting wire, wherein the glazing
comprises a substrate made of a polymer material, the substrate having a main surface that defines an external surface of
the rear window or windshield, wherein the conducting wire is partly sunken and at the very most flush with the main surface
of the substrate so that more than 50% of a diameter of the conducting wire is sunken into the polymer material.

US Pat. No. 9,512,980

LAMINATED GLASS PANEL INCLUDING PHOSPHORS

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A glazing unit comprising sheets of glass and of plastic laminated between the glass sheets, and luminophores, wherein
the glazing unit comprises at least three glass sheets and at least two plastic films inserted in alternation between the
at least three glass sheets, and wherein the luminophores are placed at different depths within the glazing unit so that a
first part of the luminophores is separated from a second part of the luminophores by at least one of the at least three glass
sheets, wherein the luminophores of the first part of the luminophores are distributed at a first depth of the glazing unit
according to a first pattern and the luminophores of the second part of the luminophores are distributed at a second depth
of the glazing unit according to a second pattern and wherein the first pattern is different from the second pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,477,130

ELECTROCONTROLLABLE DEVICE

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. An electrically controllable device comprising:
first and second supported electrodes, at least one of which is transparent, which are each formed of a non-conductive substrate
coated, on one of its faces, with a conductive coating, the first and second supported electrodes being positioned with respect
to one another so that the conductive coatings are facing each other and are in contact with an electrochromic system,

the electrochromic system, formed by two electroactive layers, at least one of which is an electrochromic layer, which are
separated by a layer of an electrolyte based on an organic polymer, the electrochromic system being sandwiched between the
first and second supported electrodes and having an area smaller than that of each of the first and second supported electrodes
so as to define a peripheral groove over an entire perimeter of the electrochromic system,

a peripheral seal made of an organic polymer that is impermeable to water vapor, said seal filling said peripheral groove
over the entire perimeter of the electrochromic system while being entirely in contact both with the first supported electrode
and the second supported electrode without being in contact with the electrochromic system, wherein a contact area between
the polymer seal and the first supported electrode and a contact area between the polymer seal and the second supported electrode
each comprise one or more conductive parts and one or more non-conductive parts, and wherein no conductive part of the contact
area between the polymer seal and the first supported electrode is opposite a conductive part of the contact area between
the polymer seal and the second supported electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,333,532

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A MATERIAL INCLUDING A SUBSTRATE PROVIDED WITH A COATING

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A process for obtaining a material comprising a substrate comprising, on a face thereof, a permanent coating comprising
a thin film, the process comprising:
depositing the permanent coating on a face of the substrate, to obtain a first coated substrate; then
depositing a temporary coating directly on top of the permanent coating, wherein the temporary coating comprises, as a layer
closest to the substrate, a thin film soluble in a solvent, surmounted by a functional layer configured to absorb laser radiation
having a wavelength of between 600 and 1200 nm, thereby obtaining a second coated substrate; then

heat treating the second coated substrate by rapid annealing with laser radiation having a wavelength of between 600 and 1200
nm and a surface power level greater than 20 kW/cm2 absorbed by the functional layer, thereby improving the crystallization of a thin film of the permanent coating; and then,

contacting the second coated substrate with a solvent, thereby removing the temporary coating from the surface of the substrate,
and wherein the process does not comprise heating the substrate to any temperature above 100° C.

US Pat. No. 9,249,041

FURNACE WITH IMMERSED BURNER AND OVERHEAD BURNER

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A furnace for melting batch materials, comprising:
a zone to introduce solid batch materials, upstream in a direction of flow of molten materials;
one or more submerged burners, each submerged burner producing convection currents in a glass melt of the molten materials;
and

an overhead burner, such that at least one of the submerged burners is associated with the overhead burner, wherein
the overhead burner is directly vertically above and aligned with the associated submerged burner, the overhead burner providing
a flame that touches a surface of the glass melt at a point where a bubble from the associated submerged burner emerges, and
heat from both the flame provided by the overhead burner and a flame provided by the associated submerged burner is concentrated
at one point on the surface of the glass melt, and wherein

the one or more submerged burners forming a dam, the dam created by the convection currents produced by the one or more submerged
burners sending the solid batch materials toward the upstream of the furnace thereby preventing the solid batch materials
from passing over any of the submerged burners toward a downstream end of the furnace.

US Pat. No. 9,900,932

PANEL HEATER WITH TEMPERATURE MONITORING

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A panel heater, comprising:
at least one flat substrate;
an electrically conductive coating; and
a plurality of straight and meandering coating-free separating lines created by completely removing regions of the electrically
conductive coating, wherein interconnections of the plurality of straight and meandering coating-free separating lines create
one or more contiguous regions of the electrically conductive coating separated by the coating-free separating lines, the
one or more contiguous regions configured to provide one or more heating current paths for conduction of a heating current
and one or more measurement current paths for conduction of a measurement current,

wherein the electrically conductive coating extends at least over a part of a substrate area and is electrically connected
to at least two connecting electrodes provided for electrical connection to two terminals of a voltage source, such that by
applying a feed voltage, a heating current flows in a heating field,

wherein the one or more measurement current paths differ at least in sections from the one or more heating current paths,
and

wherein the one or more measurement current paths are thermally coupled at least to a portion of the heating field and have
at least two connecting sections for connecting a measuring device for ascertaining an electrical resistance of the one or
more measurement current paths when the measurement current is conducted.

US Pat. No. 9,875,384

METHOD FOR READING AN IDENTIFICATION CODE ON A GLASS SHEET

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A method for reading symbols forming a code, said symbols each being marked on one main face of a plurality of glass sheets
in proximity to a same edge face of the glass sheets, the glass sheets being arranged in a stack, the method comprising:
acquiring, with a camera, at least one image via said edge face of the glass sheets, an observation direction being non-perpendicular
and inclined relative to said edge face of each of the glass sheets the code of which to be read with said image; and

performing an image processing step in which the acquired image is processed by a processor programmed to extract information
present in at least one code visible in the image and having to be read.

US Pat. No. 9,846,265

TRANSPARENT ELEMENT WITH DIFFUSE REFLECTION COMPRISING A SOL-GEL LAYER

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A transparent layered element having two main smooth outer surfaces, the transparent layered element comprising:
a lower outer layer and an upper outer layer, which each form one of the two main outer surfaces of the transparent layered
element and which consist of dielectric materials having substantially the same refractive index, and

a central layer intercalated between the lower outer and upper outer layers, the central layer being formed either (a) by
a single layer which is a dielectric layer of refractive index different from that of the lower outer and upper outer layers
or a metallic layer, or (b) by a stack of layers which comprises at least one dielectric layer with a refractive index different
from that of the lower outer and upper outer layers or a metallic layer,

wherein each contact surface between two adjacent layers of the transparent layered element, one of which is a dielectric
layer and the other is a metallic layer or which are both dielectric layers with different refractive indices, is textured
and parallel to other textured contact surfaces between two adjacent layers, one of which is a dielectric layer and the other
is a metallic layer or which are both dielectric layers with different refractive indices,

wherein the upper outer layer is a sol-gel layer comprising an organic/inorganic hybrid matrix based on silica,
wherein a smooth surface has a roughness parameter corresponding to an arithmetic mean difference Ra of less than 0.10 ?m
and a textured surface has a roughness parameter corresponding to the arithmetic mean difference Ra of at least 0.5 ?m,

wherein the absolute value of the difference in refractive index at 589 nm between constituent dielectric materials of the
lower outer and upper outer layers of the transparent layered element is less than or equal to 0.020, and

wherein the transmission haze of the transparent layered element is less than 5% and the lightness of the transparent layered
element is greater than 93%.

US Pat. No. 9,815,433

TRANSPARENT WINDOW WITH A HEATABLE COATING AND LOW-IMPEDANCE CONDUCTING STRUCTURES

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A vehicle windscreen, comprising:
an adhesive layer sandwiched between a first rigid sheet and a second rigid sheet;
an electrically heatable coating, the coating extending over a major part of a surface area of the vehicle windscreen and
being electrically connected to at least two low-impedance bus bars lying opposite one another, and

at least one low-impedance electrically conductive structure, extending over the electrically heatable coating, from an edge
of one of the at least two low-impedance bus bars, toward an interior section of the vehicle windscreen,

the electrically heatable coating being layered on the first rigid sheet of the vehicle windscreen,
the at least two low-impedance bus bars being electrically connected to the electrically heatable coating,
the at least one low-impedance electrically conductive structure being electrically connected to at least one of the low-impedance
bus bars,

the adhesive layer being layered over the electrically heatable coating, the at least one low-impedance electrically conductive
structure, and the at least two low-impedance bus bars, and

the second rigid sheet being layered on the adhesive layer,
wherein
during operation, current flows in a part of the heating area that is not covered by the at least one low-impedance electrically
conductive structure,

the at least one low-impedance electrically conductive structure comprises a printed mesh,
an enlargement of a contact area between the at least one conductive structure and the coating reduces the transitional resistance
between the bus bars and the heatable coating,

the at least one low-impedance electrically conductive structure comprising a silver-containing screen printing paste, and
the at least one low-impedance electrically conductive structure being adapted to connect electrically to the one of the at
least two low-impedance bus bars and to the electrically heatable coating.

US Pat. No. 9,771,297

METHOD FOR CAMBERING GLASS SHEETS BY SUCTION

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A method of bending two superposed sheets of glass brought to a bending temperature thereof with a device including:
a bending cell in a bending zone, the bending cell being heated at the bending temperature,
one or more convex top forms in the bending cell, the one or more convex top forms including means for generating a suction
creating an upward airflow blowing over a rim of the sheets, the suction being sufficient to lift and hold the sheets against
the one or more convex top forms,

a bottom solid concave mold in the bending cell, the bottom solid concave mold including openings on a main face thereof and
being movable in the bending cell, and

a train of supports moving toward the bending zone, each support passing sequentially beneath the one or more convex top forms,
the method comprising:
conveying the sheets toward the bending zone by each support of the train;
lowering a first convex top form of the one or more convex top forms toward a support of the train of supports;
picking up the sheets from the support via the suction which creates the upward airflow blowing over the rim of the sheets;
then raising the first convex top form again such that the bottom solid concave mold is able to move from a rest position
to a position beneath the first convex top form;

then forming the sheets by lowering the first convex top form again to bend the sheets by then pressing on the sheets against
a full surface of the bottom solid concave form;

then picking up the bent sheets with a convex top form of the one or more convex top forms via the suction such that the bent
sheets are secured;

raising the convex top form of the one or more convex top forms; and
returning the bottom solid concave mold to the rest position;
then lowering the convex top form of the one or more convex top forms that picked up the bent sheets such that the bent sheets
are secured;

delivering the bent sheets to the support of the train of supports; and
then taking the bent sheets to a cooling zone via the support of the train of supports.

US Pat. No. 9,656,346

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR LASER PROCESSING OF LARGE-AREA SUBSTRATES USING AT LEAST TWO BRIDGES

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A laser device for tempering metal-containing or metal-oxide-containing coatings on large-area glass substrates comprising:
a) at least one laser source,
b) at least two bridges spanning a conveyor belt with the glass substrate,
wherein
each bridge contains a plurality of optical arrangements, which are alternatingly arranged on the at least two bridges,
each optical arrangement is movable along the at least two bridges by 1 cm to 20 cm,
each optical arrangement generates a laser line at a fixed position at which the each optical arrangement is arranged on the
bridge,

the laser lines of all optical arrangements together cover the entire width of the substrate so as to temper the complete
surface of the glass substrate as the glass substrate moves through the conveyor belt, and

the laser lines of adjacent optical arrangements form an overlap region with a width of 500 ?m to 1 cm.

US Pat. No. 9,599,752

SUBSTRATE PROVIDED WITH A MULTILAYER COATING HAVING THERMAL PROPERTIES, IN PARTICULAR FOR PRODUCTION OF A HEATED GLAZING UNIT

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A coated substrate comprising a substrate coated with a thin-film multilayer comprising, in alternation, “n” metallic functional
films, and “(n+1)” antireflection coatings where n is an integer?3, each antireflection coating comprising at least one antireflection
film, such that each functional film is located between two antireflection coatings;
wherein the thin-film multilayer comprises at least two high-refractive-index antireflection film, each having a refractive
index ?2.15, such that the antireflection coating located under the first, starting from the substrate, functional film and
the antireflection coating located on the last, starting from the substrate, functional film each comprise at least one high-refractive-index
antireflection film and each antireflection coating located between two functional films does not comprise a high-refractive-index
film having a refractive index ?2.15; and

wherein the thickness ex of each of a second functional film, and a third functional film starting from the substrate, is smaller than the thickness
of the preceding functional film, in the direction of the substrate, and is such that:

ex=?ex-1,

wherein:
x is the position, starting from the substrate, of one of the second and third functional film with respect to the functional
films;

x?1 is the position, in the direction of the substrate, of one of the preceding functional films;
? satisfies 0.5??<1; and
the thickness of the first metallic functional film e1, starting from the substrate is such that 10 nm?e1?18 nm;

wherein said substrate is suitable for incorporation into a thermal insulation, a heated glazing, a solar protection glazing,
display, photovoltaic panel or other electronic device, or

wherein said substrate is suitable for coating with one or more functional films that act on solar radiation and/or infrared
radiation.

US Pat. No. 9,541,686

SHEET WITH COATING WHICH REFLECTS THERMAL RADIATION

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A pane, comprising:
at least one substrate, the substrate being curved, and
at least one thermal radiation reflecting coating applied on an interior-side surface of the substrate prior to making the
substrate curved,

wherein the coating on the substrate includes at least:
an adhesion layer in contact with the substrate,
above the adhesion layer, a functional layer that contains at least a transparent, electrically conductive oxide,
above the functional layer, a dielectric barrier layer for regulating oxygen diffusion, and
above the barrier layer, an antireflection layer, and
wherein the barrier layer has a thickness from 15 nm to 25 nm, the thickness of the barrier layer being adapted to reduce
cracks in the coating during a step of making the pane curved.

US Pat. No. 9,274,396

ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICE HAVING ELECTRICALLY CONTROLLABLE OPTICAL AND/OR ENERGY TRANSMISSION PROPERTIES

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. An electrochemical device having electrically controllable optical and/or energy transmission properties, comprising:
a first electrode coating;
a second electrode coating;
an electrochemically active layer formed on the first electrode coating and located between the first electrode coating and
the second electrode coating, wherein the electrochemically active layer comprises an inorganic material capable of reversibly
switching between a first state and a second state having different optical and/or energy transmission properties by the insertion
and extraction of ions; and

an electrolyte between the electrochemically active layer and the second electrode coating,
wherein the material of the electrochemically active layer is a material, the insertion and extraction of the ions of which
during switching between the first state and the second state correspond to a variation in the plasma wavelength ?, of the
material and the material has, at the plasma wavelength ?, a full width at half maximum ?? of the absorption spectrum equal
to or less than 1 micron in the first state and in the second state,

wherein said material of the electrochemically active layer has, in the first state, a concentration of free charge carriers
such that said material has an absorption spectrum satisfying the relationship (????/2)?1.5 ?m, and

wherein said material of the electrochemically active layer has, in the second state, a concentration of free charge carriers
such that said material has an absorption spectrum satisfying the relationship 0.7 ?m????/2?1.4 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,728,664

SOLAR MODULE WITH CONNECTION SOCKET, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A solar module, comprising:
a laminated composite comprising a carrier substrate and a cover substrate, between which a layer structure is situated, the
layer structure comprising a front electrode layer, a rear electrode layer, and an intermediate semiconductor layer for forming
a plurality of solar cells connected in series,

a first spring contact element electrically conductively connected to the rear electrode layer and a second spring contact
element electrically conductively connected to the front electrode layer, wherein the first spring contact element and the
second spring contact element are completely situated inside at least one cavity formed by at least one contact hole of the
carrier substrate,

at least one plate-shaped covering element mounted on the carrier substrate provided with the at least one contact hole, the
at least one plate-shaped covering element overlying an outer surface of the carrier substrate away from the layer structure
to seal the at least one contact hole and to spring load the first spring contact element and the second spring contact element,

a first contact piece and a second contact piece connected to the at least one plate-shaped covering element, wherein the
first contact piece is implemented as contact pin and is electrically conductively connected to the first spring contact element,
and wherein the second contact piece is implemented as contact pin and is electrically conductively connected to the second
spring contact element, and

at least one connection socket that is mounted, encompassing the at least one plate-shaped covering element, on the carrier
substrate provided with the at least one contact hole and has a first mating contact piece and a second mating contact piece,
each being implemented as spring clamping element,

wherein the first mating contact piece is electrically conductively connected to the first contact piece in the form of a
first plug connection,

wherein the second mating contact piece is electrically conductively connected to the second contact piece in the form of
a second plug connection, and

wherein the first contact piece automatically makes electrical contact with the first spring contact element and wherein the
second contact piece automatically makes electrical contact with the second spring contact element when mounting the at least
one plate-shaped covering element on the carrier substrate provided with the at least one contact hole.

US Pat. No. 9,610,752

LAMINATED GLASS PANE WITH ELECTRICAL FUNCTION AND CONNECTION ELEMENT

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A laminated glass pane comprising:
at least two individual glass panes;
at least one thermoplastic intermediate layer, which is situated between the at least two individual glass panes;
at least one electrically functional layer, which is situated between the at least two individual glass panes;
at least one foil conductor, which is electrically conductively connected to the at least one electrically functional layer,
wherein the at least one foil conductor is led out from the laminated glass pane,
wherein the at least one foil conductor is fixed on at least one outer side of the laminated glass pane, and
wherein the at least one foil conductor has, on the at least one outer side of the laminated glass pane, a connection location
for making electrical contact;

a single-part housing;
wherein the at least two individual glass panes and at least one spring contact element are disposed in the single-part housing,
wherein the single-part housing is adhesively bonded or clamped on an outer side of at least one of the at least two individual
glass panes,

wherein the at least one spring contact element is clamped to the connection location so as to make electrical contact with
the at least one foil conductor when the single-part housing is adhesively bonded or clamped on an outer side of at least
one of the at least two individual glass panes,

wherein a position of the at least one spring contact element is coordinated in the single-part housing to provide an assembly
with the connection location of the at least one foil conductor,

wherein at least one of the at least two individual glass panes has an undercut, and
wherein the at least one foil conductor runs without an overhang around a lateral edge of the at least one of the at least
two individual glass panes having the undercut.

US Pat. No. 9,572,200

DISK HAVING AN ELECTRIC CONNECTING ELEMENT AND COMPENSATOR PLATES

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A pane with at least one connection element with compensator plates, comprising:
a substrate with an electrically conductive structure on at least one part of the substrate;
at least one compensator plate on at least one part of the conductive structure;
at least one electrical connection element on at least one part of the at least one compensator plate; and
a leadfree soldering compound, which connects the compensator plate via at least one contact surface to at least one part
of the electrically conductive structure,

wherein the difference of the coefficients of thermal expansion of the substrate and the compensator plate is less than 5×10?6/° C.,

wherein the connection element contains copper, and
wherein the electrical connection element is electrically conductively connected via a first compensator plate and a second
compensator plate to the electrically conductive structure.

US Pat. No. 9,509,088

CONNECTION ELEMENT

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A connection arrangement, comprising:
a substrate having at least two electrically conductive structures,
a housing, which is bonded on its bottom to the substrate by an adhesive fastening,
the housing has a plug receptacle having at least two plug contacts,
the plug contacts are connected via electrical conductors to at least two contact pads, and
the contact pads are electrically conductively connected to the electrically conductive structures,
wherein the contact pads are arranged on different sides of the housing,
wherein the contact pads are arranged in a line with a projection of a plug-in direction of the plug receptacle on the substrate,
wherein an angle between the plug-in direction of the plug receptacle and the bottom of the housing is from 15° to 90°,
wherein the electrically conductive structures contain a vapor deposited, printed-on, or glued-on metal, a metal compound,
a metal alloy, or an electrically conductive polymer, and

wherein the contact pads are connected with the electrically conductive structures by a soldering compound, an electrically
conductive adhesive, or a clamp connection.

US Pat. No. 9,477,022

DEVICE FOR VIEWING AN IMAGE ON A LAMINATED SUBSTRATE

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. Glazing panel for a display device, said glazing panel comprising an assembly of at least:
an external first transparent glass pane and an internal second transparent glass pane, each pane comprising an external face
and an internal face, said glass panes being joined together by an interlayer made of a thermoformable material or by a multilayer
sheet incorporating such an interlayer;

a protective layer made of an opaque material making contact with the internal face of the external first pane;
a masking layer made of an opaque material making contact with the internal face of the internal second pane, said masking
layer comprising apertures forming pictograms; and

a uniform layer of a material doped with luminescent species chosen to absorb light radiation produced by a source generating
radiation in a ultraviolet (UV) or infrared (IR) range, and to re-emit light radiation in a visible range, said uniform layer
being placed in the glazing panel, between said masking layer and said protective layer.

US Pat. No. 9,612,386

LUMINOUS GLAZING UNIT WITH OPTICAL ISOLATOR

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A luminous glazing unit comprising:
a first glass substrate, made of mineral glass having a refractive index n1 of less than 1.6 at 550 nm, with first and second
main faces and an edge face, and in optical contact with the first main face:

an additional element which is tinted, scattering, or reflective,
an optical isolator inserted between the first glass substrate and the additional element, the optical isolator having a refractive
index of less than n1 at 550 nm,

a light source, optically coupled to the first glass substrate, the first glass substrate configured to guide the light emitted
by the light source,

a light-extracting device associated with the first glass substrate,wherein the optical isolator comprises a low-index film, made of fluoropolymer-based material which:
has a refractive index n2 at 550 nm such that n1-n2 is at least 0.08,
has a thickness e2 of at least 600 nm,
is in optical contact with the first main face by a first lamination interlayer, based on a thermoplastic material which has
a refractive index n3 at 550 nm such that n3-n1, as an absolute value, is less than 0.05.

US Pat. No. 9,606,272

TRANSPARENT ELEMENT WITH DIFFUSE REFLECTION

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A transparent layered element, comprising:
a first outer layer comprising a dielectric material,
a second outer layer comprising a dielectric material, and
a central layer,
wherein the first and second outer layers each comprise a smooth outer main surface,
the dielectric material of the first outer layer has substantially the same refractive index as the dielectric material of
the second outer layer,

the central layer is inserted between the first and second outer layers,
the central layer is a transparent stack of thin layers comprising an alternation of “n” metal functional layers and “(n+1)”
antireflection coatings, with n?1,

each metal functional layer is between two antireflection coatings, and
the transparent layered element further comprises textured contact surfaces, which are between a dielectric layer and an adjacent
metal layer, or which are between two adjacent dielectric layers having different refractive indices, and

wherein each of the textured contact surfaces is textured and parallel to each of the other textured contact surfaces.

US Pat. No. 9,596,719

COMPOSITE PANE HAVING AN ELECTRICALLY HEATABLE COATING

Saint-Gobain Glass France...

1. A composite pane with an electrically heatable coating, comprising:
at least two individual panes,
an intermediate layer, which bonds the at least two individual panes to one another,
at least one transparent, electrically conductive coating on at least one side of at least one of the at least two individual
panes facing the intermediate layer, and

at least two bus bars, the at least two bus bars being connected to the at least one transparent, electrically conductive
coating, wherein a first bus bar is electrically connected to a first feed line provided for connection to one pole of a voltage
source and a second bus bar is electrically connected to a second feed line provided for connection to a second pole of the
voltage source,

wherein the at least one transparent, electrically conductive coating
contains silver,
has a sheet resistance of 1 ohm/square to 10 ohm/square, and
has n linear incisions, where n is an integer>2, wherein each of said n linear incisions has a width in a range of from 10
?m to 500 ?m, the n linear incisions dividing the at least one transparent, electrically conductive coating into a plurality
of coating regions, with each of said n linear incisions extending from one edge to an opposite edge of the electrically conductive
coating, wherein the coating regions of the plurality of coating regions adjacent to each other are completely electrically
isolated from one another electrically by a respective incision and are electrically connected to one another in series by
a bus bar without a feed line, and wherein the n linear incisions are implemented such that a resistance of the at least one
transparent, electrically conductive coating results in a heating output from 300 W/m2 to 1000 W/m2 with an operating voltage in a range of 100 V to 400 V- and wherein a coating section of the at least one transparent, electrically
conductive coating situated in a region of a shortest geometric distance between the first bus bar and the second bus bar
is electrically interrupted by a plurality of said n linear incisions, wherein a number of said n linear incisions is selected
depending on a magnitude of the operating voltage, such that a voltage drop over an individual incision of said n linear incisions,
by which two adjacent coating regions of the plurality of coating regions are electrically separated from one another, is
less than a breakdown voltage of an incision of said n linear incisions.

US Pat. No. 9,580,807

METHOD FOR OBTAINING A SUBSTRATE PROVIDED WITH A COATING

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A process for obtaining a substrate having a coating on at least one of its sides, the process comprising:
depositing a coating on at least one side of a substrate; and
heat treating said coating with a main laser radiation,
wherein at least one portion of the main laser radiation transmitted through said substrate is redirected in the direction
of said substrate to form at least one secondary laser radiation,

wherein the angle formed by the secondary radiation and normal to the substrate is less than 45°,
wherein the angles formed by the main radiation with the normal to the substrate and the at least one secondary radiation
with the normal to the substrate are different, and

wherein the secondary radiation is not polarized.

US Pat. No. 9,568,180

LIGHT-UP WINDOW FOR A VEHICLE

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. An illuminating glazing unit for vehicles, comprising:
a first transparent sheet of glass having an edge, a first main face, and a second main face opposite the first main face;
one or more modules including light-emitting diodes (LEDs), each including a plurality of light-emitting diodes and associated
electronic components fixed to a printed circuit board, the modules being positioned such that emitting faces of the LEDs
are turned toward the edge of the first sheet of glass;

an encapsulation means in direct contact with the first main face of the first sheet;
a light extraction element located on one of the main faces of the first sheet of glass;
a heat sink element, which is in thermal conduction contact with the LED module, in contact with the encapsulation means,
and in contact with the atmosphere via a heat exchange surface.

US Pat. No. 9,873,169

COATED PANE WITH PARTIALLY DE-COATED REGIONS

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. Coated pane with a communication window comprising:
a base pane;
a metal-containing coating on the base pane;
a grid area made of intersecting, de-coated inner gridlines in the metal-containing coating having no interruptions, wherein
the grid area is surrounded completely or partially by a grid area edge, said grid area being delimited by an outermost grid
line, wherein

the grid area edge has intersecting outer gridlines, wherein the outer gridlines have interruptions increasing in size from
the outermost grid line of the grid area all the way to an end of the grid area edge.

US Pat. No. 9,452,947

FURNACE HAVING A THERMAL BARRIER

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A furnace for heating a glass sheet in a space and bending the glass sheet by gravity comprising:
a refractory ceramic wall; and
a plurality of modules, each comprising a heat source and at least one metal plate coated with an adherent layer of a ceramic
material on one of its principal faces, the at least one metal plate is placed between the refractory ceramic wall and the
heat source with a space between the refractory ceramic wall and the at least one metal plate, the adherent layer being situated
facing the heat source,

wherein the ceramic material of the adherent layer reflects infrared more than that of the refractory ceramic wall,
wherein the at least one metal plate surrounds the heat source except on an open side, and
wherein a first free space between a first side of the heat source directed toward the refractory ceramic wall and the coated
plate extends from 2 mm to 100 mm, and other free spaces between the plate and the heat source on other non-open sides are
less than the first free space, or are less than 8 mm.

US Pat. No. 9,878,597

PANE WITH HIGH-FREQUENCY TRANSMISSION

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A pane, comprising:
at least one first pane with an outer face and an inner face,
at least one transparent, electrically conductive coating, which is arranged on at least one of the outer face and the inner
face of the first pane, and

at least one region with at least one outer de-coated structure and one inner de-coated structure, wherein the outer de-coated
structure and the inner de-coated structure have a same shape,

wherein the transparent, electrically conductive coating is situated between the outer de-coated structure and the inner de-coated
structure,

wherein the region between the outer de-coated structure and the inner de-coated structure is completely filled with the transparent,
electrically conductive coating, and

wherein the inner de-coated structure is completely surrounded on its inner edge by the transparent electrically conductive
coating.

US Pat. No. 9,855,726

TRANSPARENT PANE WITH ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE COATING

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1. A transparent pane, comprising:
at least one transparent substrate; and
at least one electrically conductive coating on at least one surface of the at least one transparent substrate,
wherein each at least one electrically conductive coating has at least two functional layers arranged one above the other,
wherein each functional layer includes
a layer of an optically highly refractive material having a refractive index greater than or equal to 2.1,
a smoothing layer containing at least one non-crystalline oxide and being arranged above the layer of an optically highly
refractive material,

a lower matching layer arranged above the smoothing layer,
an electrically conductive layer arranged above the lower matching layer, and
an upper matching layer arranged above the electrically conductive layer,
wherein at least one of the lower matching layer and the upper matching layer contains a homogeneously distributed getter
material in a concentration from 1 wt. % to 10 wt. % selected from the group consisting of niobium, titanium, barium, magnesium,
tantalum, zirconium, thorium, palladium, platinum, and alloys thereof, and

wherein the electrically conductive layer is in direct contact with the at least one of the lower matching layer or the upper
matching layer.

US Pat. No. 9,841,551

LUMINOUS GLAZING ASSEMBLY

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1. A luminous glazing assembly comprising:
a first glazing pane of refractive index n1, having a main internal face and a main external face, and a first edge face;

a first light source optically coupled to the first glazing pane via the first edge face, the first glazing pane to guide
light emitted by the first light source, which first light source is controlled, statically or dynamically, in order to emit
at an instant t0 a first main emission at a first wavelength ?1;

a first light-extracting system to extract the light, the first light-extracting system associated with the first glazing
pane, comprising one or more first extracting features bounding a first extracting area, the light extracted being visible
on a side of the main external face, the first light-extracting system being such that the light extracted at said instant
t0 is of a first colour;

a first masking arrangement to mask the extracted light from a side of the main internal face, the first masking arrangement
being arranged on the main internal-face side and partially covering the main internal face and being chosen from at least
one of:

opaque elements in congruence with the first light-extracting system, further away than the first light-extracting system
from the main internal face, and

reflective elements facing the first extracting system;
making optical contact with the first glazing pane, a second glazing pane, of refractive index n?1, having a main bonding face and a main exterior face, the main bonding face facing the main internal face of the first glazing
pane, and a second edge face;

a second light source optically coupled to the second glazing pane via the second edge face, the second glazing pane to guide
light emitted by the second light source, which second light source is controlled, statically or dynamically, in order to
emit at said t0 a third main emission at a wavelength ?3 distinct from ?1;

a second light-extracting system to extract light emitted by the second light source, the second light-extracting system associated
with the second glazing pane, comprising one or more second extracting features bounding a second extracting area, the light
extracted being visible on a side of the main exterior face, the second light-extracting system being such that the light
thus extracted at t0 is of a third colour distinct from the first colour;

a second masking arrangement to mask the extracted light from a side of main bonding face, the second masking arrangement
being arranged on the main bonding-face side and partially covering the main bonding face, and being chosen from at least
one of:

opaque elements in congruence with the second light-extracting system, further away than the second light-extracting system
from the main bonding face, and

reflective elements facing the second light-extracting system;
between the first masking arrangement and the second light-extracting system, a transparent first optical isolator of refractive
index n2 such that, at the wavelengths of the first light source, n1?n2 is at least 0.08, and which faces the main internal face: between the first edge face and the first extracting area and/or
between the one or more first extracting features,

the first optical isolator is laminated to the first glazing pane by a first lamination interlayer made of a first transparent
polymer that has a refractive index n3 such that, in absolute value, n3?n1 is lower than 0.05 at the wavelengths of the first light source; and

between the first masking arrangement and the second light-extracting system, a transparent second optical isolator merged
with the first optical isolator or separate and closer to the second light-extracting system, of refractive index n?2 such that, at the wavelengths of the second light source, n?1?n?2 is at least 0.08, and which faces the main bonding face: between the second edge face and the second extracting area and/or
between the one or more second extracting features,

and wherein the second optical isolator is laminated to the second glazing pane by a second lamination interlayer made of
a second transparent polymer that has a refractive index n?3 such that, in absolute value, n?3?n?1 is lower than 0.05 at the wavelengths of the second light source.

US Pat. No. 9,694,563

TRANSPARENT LAMINATED GLASS AND USE THEREOF

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1. A transparent laminated glass for motor vehicle glazings comprising a transparent outer pane made of silicate glass with
a thickness of 1.6 mm to 1.8 mm, at least one polymer layer containing a polyvinyl butyral (PVB) bonding film with a thickness
of 0.76 mm or 0.86 mm, and a transparent inner pane made of silicate glass with a thickness of 1.2 mm to 1.4 mm, wherein the
ratio of the thickness of the transparent outer pane to the sum of the thickness of the transparent outer pane and the transparent
inner pane is from 0.552 to 0.571, and wherein the at least one polymer layer is between the transparent outer pane and the
transparent inner pane.

US Pat. No. 9,588,059

METHOD FOR ANALYZING THE QUALITY OF A GLAZING

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13. A device for analyzing the quality of a glazing, comprising:
means for generating a digital image of a test chart produced in reflection by an external surface of the glazing on an outside
of the glazing; and

a processing unit for processing the image generated, the processing unit comprising a memory and a computer, the processing
unit being configured to:

compute, quantities representative of the quality of the glazing based on the at least one image generated, including dividing
the image into a plurality of zones and, for at least one of the zones, computing a local density for each pixel based on
a neighborhood of the pixel, the neighborhood including the pixel and plural pixels surrounding the pixel with the pixel as
a center of the neighborhood, and after the computing a local density for each pixel, computing a local statistical quantity
for each pixel in the zone by determining a local standard deviation or a local rate of change of the local density for each
pixel in the zone; and

compare values computed for the representative quantities with respect to reference values;
in which the test chart exhibits a pattern comprising elements of closed contours arranged periodically, and in which the
representative quantities being representative of a deformation of the image of the test chart produced in reflection by the
external surface of the glazing on the outside of the glazing.

US Pat. No. 9,573,834

NOZZLE FOR TEMPERING DEVICE

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1. A device for cooling sheets of glass by jets of air emitted by at least one nozzle in a form of a pipe, comprising:
a box supplying the at least one nozzle with air, wherein airflow ejected via an ejection orifice of the at least one nozzle
passes successively through a conical part, of which an internal section is reduced in a flow direction, and then through
a cylindrical part comprising the ejection orifice, of which an internal section corresponds to a smallest internal section
of the conical part, and to the internal section of the ejection orifice and the airflow ejected via the ejection orifice
is configured to blow air on the sheets of glass; and

a roller bed conveying the sheets of glass, an axis of the ejection orifice passing between two rollers of the roller bed,
wherein the cylindrical part of the at least one nozzle having a length which is greater than 6 times the diameter of the
ejection orifice,

wherein the at least one nozzle further comprises an additional tubular part located between a large base of the conical part
and the box,

wherein the internal section of the additional tubular part is equal to a largest internal section of the conical part and
wherein the additional tubular part is non-linear.

US Pat. No. 9,566,766

INSULATING MULTIPLE GLAZING INCLUDING TWO LOW-EMISSIVITY STACKS

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1. A multiple glazing unit obtained by associating a plurality of glass substrates separated by gas-filled cavities, a front
face of a first glass substrate defining an external wall of the multiple glazing unit and a back face of a last glass substrate
defining an internal wall of the multiple glazing unit,
wherein the multiple glazing unit comprises:
a first low-E film multilayer comprising at least one functional metallic film; and
a second low-E film multilayer comprising at least one functional film comprising a transparent conductive oxide,
wherein the second low-E film multilayer is deposited on the back face of the last glass substrate, forming the internal wall
of the glazing unit,

wherein the first low-E film multilayer is deposited on the other face of the last glass substrate or on the face of a preceding
glass substrate facing the other face, and

wherein a film essentially of silicon oxide and having a physical thickness from 40 to 90 nm is placed, in the second low-E
film multilayer and, relative to the surface of the last glass substrate, on the functional film comprising the transparent
conductive oxide.

US Pat. No. 9,526,130

TRANSPARENT PANEL HAVING A HEATABLE COATING

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1. A transparent pane comprising:
an electrically heatable coating electrically connected to at least two first electrodes provided for electrical connection
to two terminals of a voltage source such that by applying a feed voltage, a heating current flows over a heating field formed
between the at least two first electrodes,

wherein the heating field includes at least one coating-free zone, which is bounded by a zone edge formed by the electrically
heatable coating, characterized by at least one second electrode provided for electrical connection to one of the two terminals
of the voltage source, the at least one second electrode having at least one supply tract disposed at least partially in the
at least one coating-free zone and at least one electrode trace connected to the at least one supply tract, and

wherein the at least one electrode trace extends starting from the at least one coating-free zone, beyond an edge of the zone
edge, the edge being formed by a part of the heating field that is situated between the at least one coating-free zone and
the at least two first electrodes provided for connection to a second one of the two terminals of the voltage source,

wherein:
the at least one second electrode has a resistance such that upon applying the feed voltage, the heating current flowing through
the heating field has an at least approximately homogeneous current density distribution, and

a length of the at least one supply tract is dimensioned such that the second electrode has a predefinable electric resistance,
the electric resistance being equivalent to the sheet resistance of the heatable coating in a surface area that corresponds
to the at least one coating-free zone.

US Pat. No. 9,446,458

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MANUFACTURING AN ACOUSTIC ABSORBENT PANEL

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1. A method for manufacturing an acoustic absorbent panel, the method comprising:
milling, with a milling tool, a plurality of through-slots in a sheet comprising a plastic material,wherein
the plastic material comprises at least one of a linear thermoplastic polyester, polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polycarbonate
(PC) and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA),

the plurality of through-slots have a width between 0.2 and 0.4 mm, and
the percentage surface area of the through-slots relative to the total surface area of the panel is from 1.5 to 5%,
and wherein, during the milling, the sheet is positioned such that the milling tool faces a first point on the sheet, to form
a first slot; and then,

the sheet is moved away from the milling tool and repositioned such that the milling tool faces at least one second point
on the sheet, to form at least one second slot.

US Pat. No. 9,371,250

METHOD FOR STRUCTURING A SURFACE BY MEANS OF ION-BEAM ETCHING, STRUCTURED SURFACE AND USES

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1. A process for forming at least one array of irregularities or features that are submicron-size in height and that have
at least one characteristic lateral dimension that is micron- or submicron-size, over a surface of a material, by ion erosion
with an optionally neutralized ion beam, the process comprising:
supplying said material with a thickness at least equal to 100 nm, the material being a solid hybrid material that comprises:
a simple oxide or a mixed oxide of one or more elements, wherein an oxide molar percentage in the material is at least 40%;
and

at least one species, of a different nature to the one or more elements of the simple oxide or the mixed oxide, a molar percentage
of the at least one species in the material being greater than or equal to 6 mol % and less than 50 mol % while remaining
below the percentage of said simple oxide or the mixed oxide, at least most of the at least one species having a largest characteristic
dimension smaller than 50 nm;

optionally heating said solid hybrid material before said ion erosion, and
after said supplying and said optional heating, structuring the surface of said solid hybrid material with an ion erosion
that lasts less than one hour over an erosion area greater than 1 cm2, until said array of features is formed, the structuring optionally being accompanied by heating of the solid hybrid material,

wherein said solid hybrid material is a film and said supplying comprises depositing the film by physical vapor deposition,
on a substrate, by codeposition of the at least one species and the simple oxide or the mixed oxide, the at least one species
being a metal species selected from the group consisting of copper, silver, and gold, and the simple oxide is selected from
the group consisting of silica, zirconia, tin oxide, and alumina using metal targets in an oxygen atmosphere or using targets
made of said simple and mixed oxides.

US Pat. No. 10,029,651

HEATING ELEMENT COMPRISING FILMS

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1. A heating element, comprising:a substrate provided with a thin-film multilayer, the thin-film multilayer comprising no more than one heating film, and two nonmetallic dielectric films located on either side of the heating film; and
two conductive collectors designed to receive a voltage,
wherein the heating film is full, made of metal and electrically connected to the two conductive collectors,
wherein the heating film has an electrical sheet resistance in the range from 20 to 200 ohms per square,
wherein the heating film has a thickness in the range from 2 to 30 nm, and
wherein the metal of the heating film is at least one selected from the group consisting of niobium, molybdenum, nickel, chromium, tin, zinc, tantalum, hafnium, titanium, tungsten, aluminum, copper, and any alloy thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,733,173

METHOD FOR SELECTING AN INTERLAYER FOR VIBROACOUSTIC DAMPING, INTERLAYER AND GLAZING UNIT COMPRISING SUCH AN INTERLAYER

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1. A method for selecting a viscoelastic plastic interlayer including two outer layers and a central layer configured to be
incorporated between two sheets of glass of a glazing unit, the method comprising:
providing a first component made of a viscoelastic plastic material intended to constitute the central layer and a second
component made of a viscoelastic plastic material intended to constitute the two outer layers, the central layer being located
between the two outer layers,

measuring the shear modulus G? of the first component and of the second component by a viscoanalyzer;
selecting the material of the second component only if its shear modulus G? is greater than or equal to 3×107 Pa at 20° C. and for a frequency range between 100 Hz and 240 Hz; and

setting the thickness h of the first component so that h is between 0.50 mm and 0.90 mm and so that the shear parameter g=G?/h,
G? being the shear modulus, is between 7.56×108 Pa/m and 1.42×109 Pa/m at 20° C. and for a frequency range between 100 Hz and 240 Hz,

wherein the interlayer is an acoustic polyvinyl butyral (PVB) that includes at least the two outer layers and the central
layer.

US Pat. No. 9,757,937

SCREEN PRINTING DEVICE FOR APPLYING AN INK

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1. A screen printing device for applying an ink onto a pane, comprising:
a conveyor belt for conveying the pane; and
a rotating hollow cylindrical screen stencil arranged above the conveyor belt with a circumferential screen and a rotating
ink removal cylinder arranged adjacent the screen stencil, the rotating ink removal cylinder being distanced from the rotating
hollow cylindrical screen stencil so that both can rotate independently of each other,

wherein inside the screen stencil are
an ink supply device,
a first doctor blade adjacent the conveyor belt for applying ink on the pane,
a second doctor blade adjacent the ink removal cylinder for transferring ink to the ink removal cylinder, and
a third doctor blade for filling meshes of the circumferential screen with ink, which is arranged upstream of the first doctor
blade in the running direction of the conveyor belt,

wherein a supply channel is arranged between the third doctor blade and the second doctor blade for supplying ink from the
second doctor blade to the third doctor blade, and

wherein the second doctor blade is positioned above the third doctor blade so as to allow flow of ink under gravity through
the supply channel.

US Pat. No. 9,714,308

COPOLYMER FOR A HYDROPHOBIC COATING HAVING AN IMPROVED DURABILITY

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1. A glass substrate comprising a coating of a copolymer of formula (I):

in which:
the R1 group is hydrophobic,

the R2 group is crosslinkable,

x, z and t>0 and y?0 and x+y+z+t=1,
n is an integer, with interposition of a layer of silane having a functional group capable of reacting with the crosslinkable
R2 group.

US Pat. No. 9,694,659

SEALING ARRANGEMENT FOR A FIXED VEHICLE WINDOW PANE

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1. A sealing arrangement for a motor vehicle window pane, comprising:
a holding rail configured with a guide rail and a spring leg,
wherein the guide rail is positioned adjacent the spring leg so as to form a latching channel, and
wherein the holding rail is affixed on a window pane;
a cover configured with a latching rail and a positioning stop so as to form a guide channel,
wherein the guide rail is arranged in the guide channel and the latching rail is arranged in the latching channel, and
wherein the spring leg is latch connected to the latching rail; and
a spring element arranged in the guide channel between the positioning stop and the latching rail,
wherein the spring element is tensioned between the guide rail and a contact surface on an underside of the cover, and
wherein, in an installed state of the sealing arrangement, the spring element is pressed against the positioning stop.

US Pat. No. 9,496,632

DISK HAVING AN ELECTRICAL CONNECTION ELEMENT

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1. A pane with at least one electrical connection element, comprising:
a substrate;
an electrically conductive structure on a region of the substrate;
a connection element that is implemented as a snap and contains chromium-containing steel; and
a layer of a soldering compound, which electrically connects the connection element to a subregion of the electrically conductive
structure,

wherein a coefficient of thermal expansion of the connection element is from 9×10?6/° C. to 13×10?6/° C., in a temperature
range from 0° C. to 300° C.

US Pat. No. 9,475,268

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING A LAMINATED GLASS PANE WITH SENSOR WINDOW

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1. A process for producing a laminated glass pane made up of a base pane, a first laminating film, a coated polymer film with
a coating, a second laminating film, and a cover pane with at least one sensor window, comprising:
a) tensioning the coated polymer film with a coating pointing upward by way of a vacuum table and transport rollers,
b) producing at least one decoated region on the coated polymer film by means of laser treatment,
c) providing an arrangement by arranging the first laminating film on the base pane, arranging the coated polymer film on
the first laminating film, arranging the second laminating film on the coated polymer film, and arranging the cover pane on
the second laminating film, and

d) autoclaving the arrangement,
wherein the at least one decoated region is produced above glass plates with which the vacuum table is equipped.

US Pat. No. 9,412,958

TRANSPARENT DIFFUSIVE OLED SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SUCH A SUBSTRATE

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1. A transparent diffusive OLED substrate comprising the following successive elements or layers :
(a) a transparent flat substrate made of mineral glass having a refractive index n1 of between 1.48 and 1.58,

(b) a monolayer of mineral particles attached to one side of the substrate by means of a low index mineral binder having a
refractive index n2 of between 1.45 and 1.61, and

(c) a high index layer made of an enamel having a refractive index n4 comprised between 1.82 and 2.10 covering the monolayer of mineral particles, the mineral particles having a refractive index
n3 comprised between n2+0.08 and n4?0.08 and protruding from the low index mineral binder so as to be directly in contact with the high index layer, thereby
forming a first diffusive interface between the mineral particles and the low index binder, and a second diffusive interface
between the mineral particles and the high index layer.

US Pat. No. 9,846,264

SUBSTRATE PROVIDED WITH A STACK HAVING THERMAL PROPERTIES

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1. A transparent substrate comprising a stack of thin layers successively comprising, starting from the substrate, an alternation
of three metallic functional layers, and of four antireflective coatings, each antireflective coating comprising at least
one dielectric layer, so that each metallic functional layer is positioned between two antireflective coatings, the three
metallic functional layers including starting from the substrate a first metallic functional layer, a second metallic functional
layer and a third metallic functional layer, wherein:
the thicknesses of the metallic functional layers, starting from the substrate, increase as a function of the distance from
the substrate, and
wherein,
the second metallic functional layer is directly in contact with at least one second blocking layer, chosen from a second
blocking underlayer and a second blocking overlayer, the second blocking underlayer and/or the second blocking overlayer exhibits
a thickness of greater than 1 nm, said stack including the at least second blocking layer being devoid of a blocking layer
directly in contact with the first and/or the third metallic functional layer, and the at least one second blocking layer
is chosen from metallic layers based on a metal or on a metal alloy, metal nitride layers and metal oxynitride layers, or
wherein,
the second metallic functional layer is directly in contact with the at least one second blocking layer, chosen from the second
blocking underlayer and the second blocking overlayer, the second blocking underlayer and/or the second blocking overlayer
exhibits a thickness of greater than 1 nm, and the stack further comprises at least one blocking layer chosen from a first
blocking layer located in contact with the first metallic functional layer and a third blocking layer located in contact with
the third metallic functional layer,

the first, second and/or third blocking layers respectively exhibit thicknesses CB1, CB2, CB3 satisfying the following equation:
CB1+CB3<1.1 CB2, with at least the thickness CB2 nonzero,

wherein the first, second and third blocking layers are chosen from metallic layers based on a metal or on a metal alloy,
metal nitride layers and metal oxynitride layers.

US Pat. No. 9,845,262

GLAZING COMPRISING A SUBSTRATE COATED WITH A STACK COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE FUNCTIONAL LAYER MADE FROM ZINC-DOPED SILVER

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A glazing comprising a transparent substrate coated with a stack of layers comprising at least one functional metal layer
and at least two antireflective coatings, each antireflective coating comprising at least one dielectric layer, so that each
functional metal layer is positioned between two antireflective coatings, wherein the stack comprises at least one silver-based
functional metal layer consisting of:
at least 96.5% by weight of silver, with respect to the weight of the functional layer, and
from 0.5 to 3.5% by weight of zinc, with respect to the weight of zinc and silver in the functional layer.

US Pat. No. 9,745,221

TRANSLUCENT GLAZING COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE PATTERN THAT IS PREFERABLY TRANSPARENT

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1. A glazing comprising a substrate having two main outer surfaces, at least one of which is a textured surface, consisting
of a dielectric material having a refractive index n1, wherein:
at least a part of the textured surface of the substrate is coated with a sol-gel layer consisting of a dielectric material
having a refractive index n2, and

the absolute value of the difference in refractive index at 589 nm between constituent dielectric materials of the substrate
and the sol-gel layer is less than or equal to 0.020, and

wherein the part of the textured surface of the substrate comprising the sol-gel layer has a transmission haze of less than
5% and a lightness of greater than 93%.

US Pat. No. 9,767,334

DEVICE FOR READING AN IDENTIFICATION CODE ON A RUNNING GLASS SHEET

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1. A device for reading a symbol forming a code marked on one face of a substrate comprising a glass sheet, the substrate
being on the run, the device comprising:
an illumination;
a camera configured to acquire at least one image of at least one portion of the symbol, the running substrate being illuminated
by the illumination; and

a processor connected to the camera and configured to implement an image-processing step in which the acquired image is processed
by the processor and decoded,

wherein the camera is a linear camera and the illumination is a dark field illumination, and wherein the device is configured
to carry out, prior to the processing step, a plurality of image acquisitions with the linear camera of various portions of
the symbol.

US Pat. No. 9,708,215

SUBSTRATE PROVIDED WITH A MULTILAYER COATING HAVING THERMAL PROPERTIES, WHICH INCLUDES HIGH-REFRACTIVE-INDEX LAYERS

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1. A transparent substrate comprising, on a main face: a thin-film multilayer coating comprising a metallic functional layer
having reflection properties in infrared and/or in solar radiation, or based on silver or a metal alloy containing silver,
and two antireflection films, the antireflection films each comprising at least two dielectric layers, the functional layer
being placed between the two antireflection films, the functional layer being optionally deposited directly on an underblocker
film placed between the subjacent antireflection film and the functional layer and the functional layer being optionally deposited
directly beneath an overblocker film placed between the functional layer and the superjacent antireflection film,
wherein each antireflection film includes at least one high-refractive-index dielectric layer located in contact with or close
to the functional layer and a total optical thickness e2 of the high-refractive-index dielectric layer or of all of the high-refractive-index dielectric layers which is or are located
in the subjacent antireflection film represents between 35 and 55% of the total optical thickness e20 of this subjacent antireflection film, and the total optical thickness e6 of the high-refractive-index dielectric layer or of all of the high-refractive-index dielectric layers which is or are located
in the superjacent antireflection film represents between 10 and 60% of the total optical thickness e60 of this superjacent antireflection film,

wherein the physical thickness of all of the layers interposed between the high-refractive-index layer and the metallic functional
layer does not exceed 10 nm and

wherein the high refractive-index layer of the superjacent antireflective film is in direct contact with a first dielectric
layer, which is not a high refractive-index layer, and the first dielectric layer is in direct contact with the functional
layer or the optional overblocker film that is in direct contact with the functional layer, and

wherein the high-refractive-index material of the high-refractive-index dielectric layers is predominantly in the dielectric
film subjacent to the metallic functional layer such that the ratio R=e2/e6 of the total optical thickness e2 of the high-refractive-index dielectric layer or of all of the high-refractive-index dielectric layers which is or are located
in the subjacent antireflection film to the total optical thickness e6 of the high-refractive-index dielectric layer or of all of the high-refractive-index dielectric layers which is or are located
in the superjacent antiretlection film is between 1.4 and 1.5 including these values.

US Pat. No. 9,645,433

GLAZING HAVING ELECTRICALLY SWITCHABLE OPTICAL PROPERTIES

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1. A glazing having electrically adjustable optical properties, comprising:
an outer pane; and
an optically adjustable element that is areally bonded to the outer pane via at least one thermoplastic film,
wherein the at least one thermoplastic film contains at least one luminescent material, the at least one thermoplastic film
containing from 0.1 kg/m3 to 20 kg/m3 of the at least one luminescent material.

US Pat. No. 9,669,558

METHOD FOR CUTTING OUT ONE OR MORE GLASS PANELS

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1. A method for cutting out a plurality of pieces of glass from at least one glass sheet, comprising, in sequence:
automatically generating a first optimum cutting plan, by a computer with a storage unit containing programs adapted to calculate
the first optimum cutting plan for guillotine cutting at a number of hierarchical levels of different pieces from each of
said at least one glass sheet, as a function of information concerning the pieces to be cut out;

reading information relating to defects in said at least one glass sheet,
wherein the method comprises, additionally and subsequently:
automatically generating a second optimum cutting plan, by a computer with a storage unit containing programs adapted to calculate
the second optimum cutting plan for guillotine cutting at a plurality of hierarchical levels from said at least one glass
sheet, on the basis of said first optimum cutting plan and as a function of at least some of the information relating to the
defects, including permutations of cross cut sections at the same hierarchical level within said at least one glass sheet;

cutting pieces of glass in accordance with said second optimum cutting plan generated.

US Pat. No. 9,634,290

LAMINATE FOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND PROCESS OF PREPARING SAME

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1. A laminate for a light emitting device, comprising:
a glass substrate having a refractive index n1 from 1.45 to 1.65;

a random network of reliefs made of enamel, formed on the glass substrate, said network having a refractive index n2 ranging from 1.45 to 1.65; and

a flattening layer made of enamel, formed on said network and said glass substrate, said flattening layer having a refractive
index n3 ranging from 1.8 to 2.1;

wherein at least 50%, of said reliefs show a cross section having:
a height (b) ranging from 1 to 10 ?m, and
a width ranging from 2 to 40 ?m; and
wherein at least 50%, of pitches (c) of said network are in the range from 2 ?m to 15 ?m.
US Pat. No. 9,587,303

METHOD FOR OBTAINING A SUBSTRATE PROVIDED WITH A COATING COMPRISING A DISCONTINUOUS THIN METAL LAYER

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A process for obtaining a material comprising a substrate coated on at least one portion of at least one of its faces with
a coating comprising at least one discontinuous metallic thin layer based on silver, on gold, or on any alloy thereof, the
or each discontinuous metallic thin layer being encapsulated between at least two dielectric thin layers, and the or each
discontinuous metallic thin layer being in the form of periodic geometric patterns, said process comprising:
depositing a coating on at least one portion of at least one face of said substrate, the coating comprising at least one continuous
metallic thin layer based on silver, on gold, or on any alloy thereof, the or each continuous metallic thin layer being encapsulated
between at least two dielectric thin layers, then

making the substrate thus coated run opposite at least one laser device emitting a laser radiation focused on said coating
in the form of at least one line, a power of said radiation being adapted in order to render the or each metallic thin layer
discontinuous by dewetting.

US Pat. No. 9,535,198

MIRROR COMPRISING A SILVERING-MODIFYING LAYER

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A colored mirror comprising a transparent substrate, a reflective layer, and a coloring layer between said substrate and
said reflective layer, said coloring layer consisting of a matrix, which is inorganic or hybrid, comprising zirconia or titanium
oxide and an organic colorant that is dissolved in the matrix so that the organic colorant is present in the matrix in a molecular
state forming a solid solution with the matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,071,495

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CUTTING PLASTIC MATERIAL, IN PARTICULAR A LAMINATED GLAZING ELEMENT

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A device for cutting a flexible material, laminated between two substrates and overhanging edges of the two substrates, the two substrates with the laminated flexible material forming a laminated glazing, the device comprising:a cutting tool constructed and arranged to cut an overhanging portion of the flexible material;
a pulling tool constructed and arranged to pull only the overhanging portion of the flexible material, and
a conveyor constructed and arranged to provide a relative movement between the laminated glazing on one hand and the cutting and pulling tools on the other hand, wherein the pulling tool is arranged upstream of the cutting tool such that, during the relative movement by the conveyor, the pulling tool pulls on at least part of the overhanging portion in a direction substantially transverse to the edges of the two substrates before the cutting tool cuts said at least part of the overhanging portion so that said at least part of the overhanging portion is in a stretched state when the cutting tool cuts said at least part of the overhanging portion.

US Pat. No. 9,694,653

TRANSPARENT LAMINATED GLASS AND USE THEREOF

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A method to fabricate a transparent laminated glass for motor vehicle glazings as a windshield with high stone impact resistance,
the method comprising bonding a transparent outer pane, made of silicate glass with a thickness of 1.6 mm to 1.8 mm, to at
least one polymer layer with a thickness of 0.76 mm or 0.86 mm, and bonding a transparent inner pane, made of silicate glass
with a thickness of 1.2 mm to 1.4 mm, to the at least one polymer layer, wherein the at least one polymer layer contains plasticized
polyvinyl butyrals and the ratio of the thickness of the transparent outer pane to the sum of the thickness of the transparent
outer pane and the transparent inner pane is from 0.552 to 0.571.

US Pat. No. 9,694,570

COLD-BENT INSULATING GLAZING

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A process for preparing a glazed module comprising a metal framework and an insulating glazing, the process comprising:
cold-bending the insulating glazing at less than 200° C. by a force which causes it to take a bent shape of the metal framework;
and then,

holding the insulating glazing in the bent shape with a holder such that the metal framework and the insulating glazing are
rendered integral by the holder, which forces the insulating glazing to retain the bent shape conferred on it by the framework,

wherein the insulating glazing comprises glass substrates which are separated by a gas-filled cavity; and
a water-tight barrier is placed between the glass substrates and framing the glazing.

US Pat. No. 9,850,929

GLAZING COMPRISING A PIN, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE GLAZING

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A glazing comprising a glazed element and at least one pin for positioning or fixing said glazing on a structural element,
said at least one pin comprising on the one hand a base which is bonded using a layer of adhesive material to a surface of
said glazed element or which has an overmolded part situated in a profiled-seal portion, and an outer part situated outside
of said profiled-seal portion and on the other hand a projecting element which has a guide or fixing head and a foot, said
projecting element comprising means for clipping the projecting element to said base with respect to a vertical central axis,
wherein said base comprises
a baseplate having a lower face facing toward said surface of the glazed element and an upper face situated away from said
surface of the glazed element,

a body oriented along said vertical central axis from said upper surface, and
a flange plate situated above said upper face so that a slot lies between said baseplate and said flange plate,
wherein said foot comprises at least one flange extending from said vertical central axis and bent so that its free end is
oriented toward said vertical central axis,

wherein said base also has either a central recess extending downward, or a central boss extending upward, and said foot comprises,
respectively, either a central boss extending downward, of cylindrical or conical shape, or a central recess extending upward,

and wherein said boss enters said recess and said flange enters said slot.

US Pat. No. 9,790,733

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A GAS-FILLED TRIPLE GLAZING

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A method of manufacturing a gas-filled triple glazing, the method comprising:
a pre-assembly during which three sheets of glass are positioned beside one another, including positioning a first sheet of
the sheets of glass on a first belt strip, positioning a second sheet of the sheets of glass on a second belt strip, and positioning
a third sheet of the sheets of glass on a third belt strip, with a single spacer to separate the sheets of glass, each sheet
of glass being positioned inclined by an angle of 0° to 10° with respect to an adjacent sheet of glass, so as to form two
cavities, each of the cavities being between two adjacent sheets of glass;

filling the two cavities by injecting a gas into the two cavities at a same time using nozzles via orifices made in a conveying
belt conveying the sheets of glass;

pressing the sheets of glass against one another to seal the triple glazing,
wherein the single spacer is fixed to the sheet of glass situated between the other two, the single spacer being fixed on
at least one of the faces of the sheet of glass situated between the other two so that, following the pre-assembly, the single
spacer delimits two cavities, and

wherein the method includes, prior to the pressing, moving the first belt strip, the second belt strip, and the third belt
strip closer together to perform a cursory pressing of the first sheet, the second sheet, and the third sheet.

US Pat. No. 9,630,551

LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE MODULE FOR A VEHICLE, AND PRODUCTIONS

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A light-emitting module, comprising:
a glazing including two opposite main faces and an edge face, the glazing further including a first transparent sheet and
a second transparent sheet that is laminated with the first transparent sheet, wherein at least part of a periphery of the
second sheet extends beyond at least part of a periphery of the first transparent sheet so that a first main face of the second
transparent sheet facing toward the first transparent sheet has a portion, located between said part of the periphery of the
second sheet and said part of the periphery of the first transparent sheet, that is not laminated with the first transparent
sheet;

a light source mounted to the glazing and configured to emit a radiation beam having a wavelength in the visible spectrum,
the light source having an emitting surface, for emitting the radiation beam, positioned in said portion of the glazing that
is located between said part of the periphery of the second sheet and said part of the periphery of the first transparent
sheet, and

an encapsulation structure surrounding the edge face of the glazing and covering the light source.

US Pat. No. 9,484,651

PANE HAVING AN ELECTRICAL CONNECTION ELEMENT

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A pane with at least one connection element at least comprising:
a substrate with an electrically conductive structure on at least one subregion of the substrate,
at least one electrical connection element on at least one subregion of the electrically conductive structure, and
a leadfree soldering compound, which connects the electrical connection element to the electrically conductive structure in
at least one subregion,

wherein the leadfree soldering compound contains 58 wt.-% to 62 wt.-% indium, 35 wt.-% to 38 wt.-% tin, 1 wt.-% to 3.5 wt.-%
silver, and 1.2 wt.-% to 1.7 wt.-% copper.

US Pat. No. 9,352,431

DEVICE FOR FORMING A REDUCED CHAMBER SPACE, AND METHOD FOR POSITIONING MULTILAYER BODIES

Saint-Gobain Glass France...

1. A device comprising an apparatus, which positions at least two multilayer bodies, each comprising a surface to be processed,
wherein the apparatus is designed such that the multilayer bodies are opposite each other, wherein the surfaces to be processed
are facing away from each other and such that the multilayer bodies are processable as a multilayer body arrangement in a
processing system,

wherein the apparatus is designed such that the multilayer bodies are sandwiched on top of each other while in use to form
a bottom multilayer body and a top multilayer body of the multilayer body arrangement,

wherein the device is a process box, and the apparatus comprises a first supporting element disposed on a floor element and/or
on a side wall element of the process box, wherein the first supporting element is designed such that the bottom multilayer
body is at least partially supported on the first supporting element,

wherein the apparatus comprises a second supporting element disposed on the floor element and/or on the side wall element
of the process box and/or on or against the first supporting element, wherein the second supporting element is designed such
that the top multilayer body is at least partially supported on the second supporting element,

wherein, the first supporting element and/or the second supporting element are provided in each case as a frame element such
that the multilayer bodies are disposed at least partially on the respective frame element and/or, the first supporting element
and/or the second supporting element are designed in each case as two frame strip elements opposite to each other in a plane
of extension of the multilayer bodies while in use such that the multilayer bodies are disposed at least partially on the
frame strip elements,

wherein the first supporting element and/or the second supporting element each comprise a cross-connection element, which
connects regions of the respective frame element opposite to each other in the plane of extension of the multilayer bodies
or of frame strip elements opposite to each other while in use such that the multilayer bodies are supported and prevented
from bending, and

wherein the cross-connection element comprises a first support element such that the multilayer bodies rest on or abut against
the cross-connection element via the support element, wherein the support element has the same height as the frame element
and/or frame strip elements.

US Pat. No. 9,864,125

ILLUMINATED LIGHT GUIDE ASSEMBLY

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. An illuminated assembly comprising:
a multiple glazing unit, having a first exterior main face and a second exterior main face, including:
a first light guide panel having an internal main face, a first main face, and a first edge face, the first light guide panel
being made of a material having a refractive index n1;

a second light guide panel having a bonding main face, a second main face, and a second edge face, the second light guide
panel being optically coupled to the first light guide panel, with the bonding main face facing the internal main face;

a first light source arranged to emit light of a first wavelength ?1 and optically coupled to the first light guide panel
via the first edge face, said light of a first wavelength ?1 to be guided by the first light guide panel;

a first light-extracting system associated with the first light guide panel, comprising one or more first extracting features
defining a first extracting area, and configured to extract light of a first color C1 from the first light guide panel so
that the extracted light of the first color C1 is visible from a side of the first exterior main face;

a second light source arranged to emit light of a third wavelength ?3 and optically coupled to the second light guide panel
via the second edge face, said light of a third wavelength ?3 to be guided by the second light guide panel, the third wavelength
?3 being different from the first wavelength ?1;

a second light-extracting system associated with the second light guide panel, comprising one or more second extracting features
defining a second extracting area, said one or more second features being offset from the one or more first extracting features,
and configured to extract light of a third color C3 from the second light guide panel so that the extracted light of the third
color C3 is visible from the side of the first exterior main face;

a transparent first optical isolator disposed between the internal main face and the bonding main face and facing the internal
main face, said transparent first optical isolator provided (a) between the first edge face and the first extracting area
or (b) between the one or more first extracting features or both (a) between the first edge face and the first extracting
area and (b) between the one or more first extracting features, the first optical isolator made of a material having a refractive
index n2, such that n1-n2 is at least 0.08 at the wavelengths of the first light source;
wherein the transparent first optical isolator is laminated to the first light guide panel by a first lamination interlayer
made of a first transparent polymer having a refractive index n3 such that, in absolute value, n3-n1 is lower than 0.05 at
the wavelengths of the first light source; and
a second lamination interlayer disposed between the main bonding face and the first optical isolator and made of a second
transparent polymer having a refractive index n?3 such that, in absolute value, n?3-n?1 is lower than 0.05 at wavelengths
of the second light source, said second lamination interlayer being in contact with the second light guide panel.

US Pat. No. 9,786,849

ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE OLED CARRIER, OLED INCORPORATING SAID CARRIER, AND ITS MANUFACTURE

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. An electrically conductive OLED carrier comprising in this order:
an organic or mineral glass glazing substrate of refractive index n1 of 1.3 to 1.6 having a first main surface; and

an electrode, borne by the glazing substrate on a same side as the first main surface, which electrode comprises a layer arranged
in a metal grid, which metal grid is made of metal(s) having a sheet resistance smaller than 20?/? and has a thickness e2 of at least 100 nm, the metal grid being formed from strands, the strands having a width A smaller than or equal to 50 ?m
and being separated by an inter-strand distance B smaller than or equal to 5000 ?m, the strands being separated by a plurality
of electrically insulating non-electrically conductive fields of refractive index higher than 1.65,
wherein, on the same side as the first main surface, the electrically conductive OLED carrier comprises:
an electrically insulating light extraction layer under the metal grid; and
an electrically insulating layer partially structured in its thickness, this the electrically insulating layer being of given
composition and of refractive index n3 of 1.7 to 2.3, and being located on the electrically insulating light extraction layer, which electrically insulating layer
is formed:

from a structured region, located furthest from the light extraction layer, structured with cavities containing the metal
grid, the structured region containing the electrically insulating non-electrically conductive fields; and

from a low region, located under the metal grid and on the electrically insulating light extraction layer,
and wherein the metal grid is set back from a high surface of the electrically insulating non-electrically conductive fields
and a separation H between the high surface and a surface of the metal grid is larger than 100 nm, H being measured between
the middle of the surface of the strands and the high surface, and in that wherein the strands have along their length a central
zone between lateral zones that are flush with the high surface.

US Pat. No. 9,751,498

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR DE-ICING A TRANSPARENT WINDOW USING AN ELECTRIC HEATING DEVICE

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A method for de-icing a transparent window with an electric heating device, the method comprising, on a basis of a manual
or automatically initiated de-icing process, the following steps:
Step A): measuring a window temperature before an initial application of a first heating voltage of more than 100 volts, wherein
i) the method is terminated when the window temperature exceeds a lower temperature threshold value,
ii) or the first heating voltage of more than 100 volts is applied to the heating device over a first heating period of a
maximum of 2 minutes, when the window temperature is equal to or less than the lower temperature threshold value, and wherein
the first heating voltage and the first heating period are selected such that a first heating power of at least 2 kilowatts
(kW) per square meter (m2) of window area is generated, and step B) is executed;

Step B): measuring the window temperature after a beginning of the first heating period, wherein a de-icing process
iii) is terminated when the window temperature reaches an upper temperature threshold value,
iv) or step C) is carried out when the window temperature is lower than the upper temperature threshold value; and
Step C): applying a second heating voltage of more than 100 volts to the heating device over a second heating period of a
maximum of 2 minutes with the second heating voltage and the second heating period selected such that a second heating power
of at least 2 kilowatts (kW) per square meter (m2) of window area is generated, and repeating step B);

wherein in step A), duration of the first heating period is selected as a function of the window temperature measured in step
A), with a shorter first heating period selected in case of a higher window temperature and a longer first heating period
selected in case of a lower window temperature; and

wherein in step C) duration of the second heating period is selected as a function of the window temperature measured in step
B), with a shorter second heating period selected in case of a higher window temperature and a longer second heating period
selected in case of a lower window temperature.

US Pat. No. 9,616,649

MANUFACTURING LAMINATED GLAZING PROVIDED WITH AN ELECTRICAL CONDUCTOR

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A method for manufacturing dished laminated glazing comprising two sheets of glass, a separator layer made of polymer material
arranged between the sheets of glass, and an electrical conductor, said method comprising:
performing a simultaneous thermal dishing of the sheets of glass in a paired state;
after the simultaneous thermal dishing, cooling the sheets of glass, and
assembling the laminated glazing by bonding of the sheets of glass to the separator layer on either side thereof,
wherein said cooling comprises a controlled cooling of the sheets of glass in the paired state, the controlled cooling comprising
a general controlled cooling and a local controlled cooling of a cutting zone, the local controlled cooling being faster than
the general controlled cooling, and

wherein a cutting of one of the sheets of glass along a cutting line in the cutting zone is performed to form a holed zone,
the electrical conductor being placed between the sheets of glass and exiting from the laminated glazing through the holed
zone.