Patents Assigned to Corning Incorporated
  • Publication number: 20220196964
    Abstract: The present embodiment relates to a liquid lens comprising: a case forming a chamber therein; a liquid disposed in the chamber; and a heating member disposed in the case and heating the liquid, wherein the case comprises: a first plate through which an optical axis passes, and disposed on one side of the liquid; and a second plate through which the optical axis passes, and disposed on the other side of the liquid, the thickness of the first plate on the optical axis is thinner than that of the second plate on the optical axis, and the chamber is filled with a single liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicants: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD., CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Young Soo SEO, Jae Keun PARK
  • Patent number: 11367665
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a reconstituted wafer- and/or panel-level package comprising a glass substrate having a plurality of cavities. Each cavity is configured to hold a single IC chip. The reconstituted wafer- and/or panel-level package can be used in a fan-out wafer or panel level packaging process. The glass substrate can include at least two layers having different photosensitivities with one layer being sufficiently photosensitive to be capable of being photomachined to form the cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Heather Debra Boek, Paul Bennett Dohn, Jin Su Kim, Aize Li, Hugh Michael McMahon, Jun Ro Yoon
  • Patent number: 11366996
    Abstract: A liquid lens includes a substrate, an anti-reflection (AR) coating, and a chipless radio frequency identification (RFID) tag. The substrate includes central and peripheral portions. The AR coating is disposed on the substrate. The chipless RFID tag is disposed in the peripheral portion to uniquely identify the liquid lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Andrew Wesley Johnson
  • Patent number: 11365148
    Abstract: A glass-ceramic article includes 50 mol. % to 80 mol. % SiO2; 10 mol. % to 25 mol. % Al2O3; 5 mol. % to 20 mol. % MgO; 0 mol. % to 10 mol. % Li2O; and 1 mol. % to 3 mol. % of a nucleating agent. The nucleating agent is selected from the group consisting of ZrO2, TiO2, SnO2, HfO2, Ta2O5, Nb2O5, Y2O3, and combinations thereof. The nucleating agent may comprise greater than or equal to 50% ZrO2 and less than 50% of at least one compound selected from the group consisting of TiO2, SnO2, HfO2, Ta2O5, Nb2O5, Y2O3, and combinations thereof. The glass-ceramic article may have a molar ratio of MgO to Li2O of greater than or equal to 1:1. The glass-ceramic article may satisfy the relationship 0.85?(MgO (mol %)+Li2O (mol %))/Al2O3 (mol %)?1.2. The glass-ceramic article may comprise a crystalline phase comprising hexagonal stuffed ?-quartz and glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: George Halsey Beall, John Philip Finkeldey
  • Patent number: 11358898
    Abstract: The efficiency of ion exchange processes is increased by increasing the concentration of nitrite salts in the molten salt bath. The increase in nitrite salt concentration may be achieved by adding a nitrite salt to a molten nitrate salt bath, aging a molten nitrate salt bath, or a combination thereof. The glass-based articles produced using the modified baths exhibit reduced haze and increased flexural strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Qiang Fu, Kristy Lynn Smith
  • Patent number: 11358372
    Abstract: A glass element having a thickness from 25 ?m to 125 ?m, a first primary surface, a second primary surface, and a compressive stress region extending from the first primary surface to a first depth, the region defined by a compressive stress GI of at least about 100 MPa at the first primary surface. Further, the glass element has a stress profile such that it does not fail when it is subject to 200,000 cycles of bending to a target bend radius of from 1 mm to 20 mm, by the parallel plate method. Still further, the glass element has a puncture resistance of greater than about 1.5 kgf when the first primary surface of the glass element is loaded with a tungsten carbide ball having a diameter of 1.5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Theresa Chang, Polly Wanda Chu, Patrick Joseph Cimo, Adam James Ellison, Timothy Michael Gross, Guangli Hu, Nicholas James Smith, Butchi Reddy Vaddi, Natesan Venkataraman
  • Patent number: 11358897
    Abstract: A black ?-spodumene glass ceramic is provided. The glass ceramic includes ?-spodumene as a primary crystal phase and gahnite as a minor crystal phase. The glass ceramic is characterized by the color coordinates: L*: 20.0 to 40.0, a*: ?1.0 to 0.5, and b*: ?5.0 to 1.0. The glass ceramic may be ion exchanged. Methods for producing the glass ceramic are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Anthony Vincent DeCeanne, Qiang Fu, Alana Marie Whittier
  • Patent number: 11351697
    Abstract: A manufacturing system includes a tape advancing through the manufacturing system and a station of the manufacturing system. The tape includes a first portion having grains of an inorganic material bound by an organic binder. The station of the manufacturing system receives the first portion of the tape and prepares the tape for sintering by chemically changing the organic binder and/or removing the organic binder from the first portion of the tape, leaving the grains of the inorganic material, to form a second portion of the tape and, at least in part, prepare the tape for sintering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Edward Badding, William Joseph Bouton, Lanrik Wayne Kester, Thomas Dale Ketcham, Andrew Peter Kittleson, Dale Charles Marshall, Gary Edward Merz, Eric Lee Miller, Emmanuel Chima Okpara, Conor James Walsh
  • Patent number: 11352288
    Abstract: Substantially alkali free glasses are disclosed with can be used to produce substrates for flat panel display devices, e.g., active-matrix liquid crystal displays (AMLCDs). The glasses have high annealing temperatures and etch rates. Methods for producing substantially alkali free glasses using a downdraw process (e.g., a fusion process) are also disclosed. Consumer electronic products comprising glass sheets are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Bradley Frederick Bowden, Heath Aaron Filkins, Xiaoju Guo
  • Patent number: 11352291
    Abstract: A black ?-spodumene lithium disilicate glass ceramic is provided. The glass ceramic includes at least one of magnetite, ?-quartz, cristobalite, and lithium phosphate as a minor crystal phase. The glass ceramic is characterized by the color coordinates: L*: 15.0 to 35.0, a*: ?3.0 to 3.0, and b*: ?5.0 to 5.0. The glass ceramic may be ion exchanged. Methods for producing the glass ceramic are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Carol Ann Click, Qiang Fu, Mathieu Gerard Jacques Hubert, Charlene Marie Smith, Alana Marie Whittier
  • Patent number: 11351756
    Abstract: A laminate glass-ceramic article is provided that includes: a core glass layer having a first coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE); and a plurality of clad glass-ceramic layers, each having a CTE that is lower than or equal to the first CTE of the core glass layer. A first of the clad glass-ceramic layers is laminated to a first surface of core glass layer and a second of the clad glass-ceramic layers is laminated to a second surface of the core glass layer. Further, a total thickness of the plurality of clad glass-ceramic layers is from about 0.05 mm to about 0.5 mm. In addition, each of the glass-ceramic layers includes: an alumino-boro-silicate glass, 0 mol %?MoO3?15 mol %, and 0 mol %?WO3?15 mol %, the WO3 (mol %) plus the MoO3 (mol %) is from 0.7 mol % to 19 mol %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Matthew John Dejneka, Jesse Kohl
  • Patent number: 11352289
    Abstract: Ion exchangeable glasses containing SiO2, Al2O3, Na2O, MgO, B2O3, and P2O5 are provided. The compressive stresses of these ion exchanged glasses are greater than 900 megapascals (MPa) at a depth of 45 or 50 microns (?m) with some glasses exhibiting a compressive stress of at least 1 gigaPascals (GPa). The ion exchange rates of these glasses are much faster than those of other alkali aluminosilicate glasses and the ion exchanged glass is resistant damage to impact damage. A method of ion exchanging the glass is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Matthew John Dejneka, Sinue Gomez, Timothy Michael Gross, Xiaoju Guo
  • Patent number: 11352293
    Abstract: A method of reworking lithium containing ion exchanged glass-based articles is provided. The method includes a reverse ion exchange process that returns the glass-based article to approximately the composition of the glass from which the glass-based article was produced, before being subjected to ion exchange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Yuhui Jin, Pascale Oram, Rostislav Vatchev Roussev
  • Patent number: 11347014
    Abstract: An optical fiber fan-out assembly includes multiple optical fibers arranged in a one-dimensional array in a transition segment in which spacing between fibers is varied from a first pitch (e.g., a buffered fiber diameter of 900 ?m) to a second pitch (e.g., a coated fiber diameter of 250 ?m). A polymeric material encapsulates the optical fibers in the transition segment, and the assembly further includes multiple optical fiber legs each terminated with a fiber optic connector. Optical fibers extending beyond a boundary of the polymeric material are subject to being mass fusion spliced to another group of multiple optical fibers, and the fusion splices encapsulated with polymeric material, to form a fiber optic cable assembly. Methods for fabricating multi-fiber assemblies providing fan-out functionality are further provided, and the need for furcation tubes is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: Qi Wu
  • Patent number: 11345059
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a honeycomb body, comprising extruding honeycomb extrudate (200) in an axial direction (A), the honeycomb extrudate (200) having an outer periphery (206); and laser machining in situ the honeycomb extrudate (200) to form a laser cut in the honeycomb extrudate. A system for in situ cutting a wet green ceramic extrudate, comprising a laser (500, 732, 826) configured to irradiate laser energy to an outer periphery of a wet green ceramic article, the laser energy adapted to cut through at least a portion of the outer periphery (206).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Ravindra Kumar Akarapu, Priyank Paras Jain, Christopher John Malarkey, Barada Kanta Nayak
  • Patent number: 11345880
    Abstract: A cell culture vessel (400) includes a base defining a base plane extending in a first direction and a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, a plurality of cell culture chambers (200) stacked one atop another, each cell culture chamber having a top (202), a bottom (201) and sidewalls (203), each of the top, bottom and sidewalls having an interior surface, wherein at least the bottom surface has an array of microcavities (420) supporting the culture of cells as spheroids and each bottom surface is at an angle with respect to the plane of a table or surface upon which the vessel sits. Further, liquid can flow into each cell culture chamber via an inlet (210) and out of each cell culture chamber via an outlet (215). The angled cell culture surface allows the cell culture chambers to be perfused or allows media changes without dislodging spheroids from microcavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Vasiliy Nikolaevich Goral
  • Patent number: 11344973
    Abstract: Methods for forming holes in a substrate by reducing back reflections of a quasi-non-diffracting beam into the substrate are described herein. In some embodiments, a method of processing a substrate having a first surface and a second surface includes applying an exit material to the second surface of the substrate, wherein a difference between a refractive index of the exit material and a refractive index of the substrate is 0.4 or less, and focusing a pulsed laser beam into a quasi-non-diffracting beam directed into the substrate such that the quasi-non-diffracting beam enters the substrate through the first surface. The substrate is transparent to at least one wavelength of the pulsed laser beam. The quasi-non-diffracting beam generates an induced absorption within the substrate that produces a damage track within the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Bertrand Paris, Garrett Andrew Piech, Kristopher Allen Wieland
  • Patent number: 11347050
    Abstract: Embodiments generally relate to systems and methods for separating an emulsion in a cavity of a device such as a liquid lens device. In one embodiment, the method comprises at least one of: applying a bias voltage to electrodes in the device, causing at least one of droplet migration, flattening of large droplets, and reduced droplet surface tension; applying an oscillating actuation voltage waveform comprising an actuation frequency to the electrodes, such that fluid pumping and turbulence is created within the device cavity; and applying an oscillating excitation voltage waveform comprising an excitation frequency to the electrodes, such that the varying electric field created by the oscillating voltage causes small droplets of the first liquid to coalesce.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Amy Renee Andersen, Raymond Miller Karam
  • Patent number: 11346984
    Abstract: A liquid lens can include a chamber and a first fluid and a second fluid contained in the chamber. The first fluid and the second fluid may be immiscible, forming a fluid interface between the two fluids. The liquid lens may also include a first electrode insulated from the two fluids. The liquid lens may include a second electrode in electrical communication with the first fluid. The liquid lens may be configured such that a position of the fluid interface is based at least in part on voltages applied to the electrodes. The lens may further include a window configured to transmit light therethrough along an optical axis. Further, a flexible member may be configured to cause the window to displace axially along the optical axis to change the volume of the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Raymond Miller Karam, Ming Ying
  • Patent number: D954988
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Karolina Borowicz, Tomasz Marcin Polaski, Agnieszka Topolewska