SAGE Electrochromics, is the world’s leading manufacturer of advanced dynamic glass, has announced that it has been awarded approval for ts 250th global patent pertaining to its SageGlass® electrochromic glazing technology, which can be tinted or cleared to optimize daylight and improve the human experience in buildings.
SAGE recently received approval for its 250th global patent pertaining to its SageGlass® electrochromic glazing technology, achieving an important milestone and competitive edge in the hot-growth market for dynamic glass. SageGlass is electronically tintable dynamic glass that tints or clears on-demand to modulate light, heat gain and glare.
SAGE’s patent portfolio covers a wide range of product and process technologies for manufacturing dynamic glass, giving SAGE a significant competitive advantage in intellectual property (IP) at a time when industry researchers such as Nanomarkets and Pike Research say the market is poised for significant growth trajectory. Architects and building owners worldwide are increasingly using electrochromic technology in buildings as a better way to control the sunlight, save energy and maximize natural light, without blocking the outdoor view.
In fact, hundreds of building projects have already incorporated SageGlass since the company began shipping product 10 years ago. SAGE’s 250th patent is for a new kind of laser device that will enable SageGlass to be repaired in the field without having to remove it from the window, skylight or curtain wall system. This is a unique breakthrough that will make it even easier to maintain high-quality solar control on an ongoing basis.
Recently, SAGE was also awarded another important patent for its unique thin-film sputter coating process, which will help the company manufacture SageGlass in high volumes and lower costs at its new 320,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Faribault, Minn. SAGE has more than 100 additional patents pending to strengthen its market leadership in the years ahead.