Patents Assigned to Corning Incorporated
  • Patent number: 10663791
    Abstract: A material system for a surface display unit that includes a first side (i.e., a proximal side) that faces a viewer of the surface display unit and a second side (i.e., a distal side) facing away from the viewer. The material system provides at least three appearance states, including a generally opaque first appearance state when the surface display unit is “off” (i.e., not used to display images), a second appearance state in which the material system is illuminated from the first (i.e., proximal) side to display a first image (e.g., information and/or decoration) that is perceptible to the viewer, and a third appearance state in which the material system is illuminated from the second (i.e., distal) side to display a second image (e.g., information and/or decoration) that is perceptible to the viewer. Surface display units, systems, and methods comprising the material system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jacques Gollier, Dmitri Vladislavovich Kuksenkov, William James Miller, Daniel Aloysius Nolan, Charlene Marie Smith, James Andrew West
  • Patent number: 10663326
    Abstract: A fiber sensor includes an optical fiber configured for operation at a wavelength from about 800 nm to about 1600 nm. The optical fiber includes a cladding that is defined by a fiber outer diameter and a core that is surrounded by the cladding. The core of the optical fiber has a Rayleigh scattering coefficient, ?s, that is controlled by controlling a concentration of one or more dopants in the core. The Rayleigh scattering coefficient is tuned to be within a predetermined range of an optimum Rayleigh scattering coefficient for a given total length, L, of the optical fiber. The predetermined range is from about 70% of the optimum ?s to about 130% of the optimum ?s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Anthony Artuso, Valery A Kozlov, Ming-Jun Li
  • Patent number: 10661533
    Abstract: A laminated glass article includes at least a first layer, a second layer in direct contact with the first layer, and an optical property difference between the first layer and the second layer. The optical property difference includes at least one of: (a) a transmission profile difference between a transmission profile of the first and second layers in a wavelength range from 200 nm to 2500 nm; or (b) a light-polarizing difference, whereby the second layer is light-polarizing with respect to electromagnetic irradiation in the wavelength range from 200 nm to 2500 nm; or (c) a refractive index difference between refractive indices of the first and second layers of at least 0.005, wherein one layer includes a base glass composition and the other layer includes the base glass composition and a dopant in an amount sufficient to cause the refractive index difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Olus Naili Boratav, Ming-Jun Li, Piotr Janusz Wesolowski
  • Patent number: 10656024
    Abstract: A molten material apparatus can include a container including a wall at least partially defining a containment area and an opening extending through the wall. The molten material apparatus can include a protective sleeve mounted at least partially within the opening of the wall of the container. A thermocouple can be positioned within an internal bore of the protective sleeve. A method of processing molten material can include inserting a thermocouple into a protective sleeve fabricated from a refractory ceramic material, and measuring a temperature of material within a containment area of a container with the thermocouple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Curtis Richard Cowles, Gilbert De Angelis, Jeffrey Lee Merriman, Katherine Rose Rossington, Michael Joshua Snyder
  • Patent number: 10655107
    Abstract: Provided are a method capable of evaluating adherent cells under an environment similar to an in vivo environment by a culture method similar to a two-dimensional culture, and applications thereof. An adherent cell culture method uses, as a culture chamber (10), a chamber in which two or more culture spaces each having an equivalent diameter (D) that is 1 to 5 times the diameter of a desired spheroid and each having a height (H) that is 0.3 to 5 times the equivalent diameter are arranged and a surface of each of the culture spaces has a water contact angle of 45 degrees or less. Spheroids of adherent cells are cultured in the respective culture spaces (11) arranged in the culture chamber (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Yoko Ejiri, Satoru Ayano, Masaya Hosoda, Go Tazaki
  • Patent number: 10656454
    Abstract: Embodiments of anti-glare substrates and articles including the same are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the anti-glares substrate includes a textured surface with a plurality of features having an average cross-sectional dimension of about 30 micrometers or less. The substrate or article exhibits a transmission haze of 10% or less, a PPDr of about 7% or less or 6% or less, and a DOI of about 80 or less. Method for forming the anti-glare substrates are also disclosed and include etching a surface of a substrate with an etchant having low water solubility to provide an etched surface, and removing a portion of the etched surface. The method includes generating a plurality of insoluble crystals (e.g., any one or more of K2SiF6 and K3AlF6) on the surface while etching the surface. The etchant may include a potassium salt, an organic solvent and a fluoride containing acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Brandon Allen Bazemore, Yuhui Jin, Jun Hou
  • Publication number: 20200148989
    Abstract: A cell culture vessel (100) has walls and a substrate having a plurality of microcavities (120), where each microcavity of the plurality of microcavities includes a concave well and an opening to allow the microcavity to be filled with liquid. A flange (170) surrounds the substrate having an array of microcavities. A channel (175, 176) surrounds the flange, providing a moat around the microcavity substrate. The flange is angled. Methods of culturing cells in the cell culture vessel are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ann MeeJin Ferrie, Vasiliy Nikolaevich Goral, Jeffrey Glenn Lynn
  • Patent number: 10649588
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to piezoelectric film structures and sensors, and display assemblies using same. The piezoelectric film structure is transparent and includes: a substrate; a bottom optical layer disposed on or above the substrate; a bottom conducting layer disposed on or above the bottom optical layer; at least one piezoelectric layer disposed on or above the bottom conducting layer; a top conducting layer disposed on or above the at least one piezoelectric layer; and a top optical layer disposed on or above the top conducting layer. The sensor includes the piezoelectric film structure electrically connected to a signal processing system. The display assembly includes the sensor operably arranged relative to a display device. The piezoelectric film structures and sensors can be configured to determine one or more touch-sensing features associated with a touch event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Jaymin Amin, Shandon Dee Hart, Karl William Koch, III, Charles Andrew Paulson, William James Miller, Rostislav Vatchev Roussev
  • Patent number: 10649210
    Abstract: A display apparatus has an image generator that generates image-bearing light from a f surface and a lens spaced apart from the image generator and having an aspheric incident refractive surface concave to the image generator and having an aspheric reflective surface concave to the image generator, wherein a principal axis of the reflective surface is normal to the image generator. A beam splitter plate disposed in free space between the image generator and the lens has first and second parallel surfaces that are oblique to a line of sight of a viewer. The lens and the beam splitter plate define a viewer eye box for the image-bearing light along the line of sight of the viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Joshua Monroe Cobb, Kevin J Magierski
  • Patent number: 10651781
    Abstract: A glass roof shingle includes a shingle cover layer made of a glass. A shingle base layer is disposed underneath the shingle cover layer. The shingle base layer and shingle cover layer define a cavity. A seal area formed between the shingle base layer and shingle cover layer and around the cavity controls ingress of moisture into the cavity. A photovoltaic module may be disposed within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Polly Wanda Chu, Matthew John Dejneka, Anis Fadul, Lisa Lynn Griesbach Hawkins
  • Patent number: 10649122
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to broadband, glass optical polarizers and to methods for making the glass optical polarizers. The glass optical polarizer includes a substantially bubble free fusion drawn glass having two pristine glass surfaces and a plurality of elongated zero valent metallic particle polarizing layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Nicholas Francis Borrelli, Nakia Leigh Heffner, Joseph Michael Matusick, Joseph Francis Schroeder, III, Thomas Philip Seward, III, Natesan Venkataraman
  • Patent number: 10647962
    Abstract: An aluminoborate glass composition, including B2O3, Al2O3, P2O5, Na2O, and CaO, as defined herein. Also disclosed are bioactive compositions including the disclosed aluminoborate glass composition, a suitable fluid, and at least one live cell. Also disclosed is method of limiting the amount of boron released into an aqueous solution from a disclosed aluminoborate-containing glass composition as defined herein. Also disclosed is a method of proliferating cells on a bioactive substrate as defined herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Huayun Deng, Ye Fang, Qiang Fu, John Christopher Mauro
  • Publication number: 20200140319
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a glass composition may include from 65 mol. % to about 75 mol. % SiO2; from about 6 mol. % to about 12.5 mol. % Al2O3; from about 5 mol. % to about 12 mol. % alkali oxide; and from about 2 mol. % to about 7 mol. % CaO. The glass composition may be free from boron and BaO. The glass composition may be susceptible to strengthening by ion-exchange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Melinda Ann Drake, Robert Michael Morena
  • Patent number: 10640322
    Abstract: An apparatus for reducing fiber whip damage to optical fiber wound on a fiber winding spool is provided. The apparatus includes a fiber entry feed mechanism operatively coupled to the fiber winding spool to feed the optical fiber onto the fiber winding spool. The apparatus also includes a whip shield arranged to substantially surround the fiber winding spool. The whip shield includes a first surface aligned with and facing the fiber winding spool within an entry slot that is laterally offset from a second surface. The first surface transitions to the second surface such that a loose end of the optical fiber is initially directed into the entry slot away from the fiber winding spool and transitions to the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: Bret Cooper Faler
  • Patent number: 10640420
    Abstract: Chemically strengthened glass articles having at least one deep compressive layer extending from a surface of the article to a depth of compression DOC of at least about 125 ?m within the glass article. The compressive stress profile includes a single linear segment or portion extending from the surface to the depth of compression DOC. Alternatively, the compressive stress profile may include an additional portion extending from the surface to a relatively shallow depth and the linear portion extending from the shallow depth to the depth of compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Jaymin Amin, Benedict Osobomen Egboiyi, Jonathan David Pesansky, Kevin Barry Reiman, Rostislav Vatchev Roussev, Brian Paul Strines
  • Patent number: 10638748
    Abstract: A vial is described herein that comprises a tubular body which comprises an opened end, a closed end, and a cavity, wherein the opened end is located at one end of the tubular body and the closed end is located at an opposing end of the tubular body. The tubular body further comprises a tear line located therein, wherein the tear line extends across at least a portion of one side of the tubular body, across the closed end, and across at least a portion of another side of the tubular body. In addition, the tubular body further comprises two flanges extending from the closed end, wherein the two flanges are configured to separate from one another outwardly from the tubular body and apply a force to break-open at least a portion of the tear line to open at least the closed end of the tubular body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: Michael Kurt Schaefer
  • Patent number: 10640415
    Abstract: A glass pharmaceutical package having a glass composition of 68.00 mol % to 81.00 mol % SiO2, from 4.00 mol % to 11.00 mol % Al2O3, from 0.10 mol % to 16.00 mol % Li2O, from 0.10 mol % to 12.00 mol % Na2O, from 0.00 mol % to 5.00 mol % K2O, from 0.10 mol % to 8.00 mol % MgO, from 0.10 mol % to 5.00 mol % CaO, from 0.00 mol % to 0.20 mol % fining agent. The glass pharmaceutical package is delamination resistant, and has class 1 or class 2 chemical durability in acid, base, and water. The glass pharmaceutical package may be substantially free of B2O3, SrO, BaO, and ZrO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Steven Edward DeMartino, Nadja Teresia Lönnroth, Lina Ma, Robert Anthony Schaut, Charlene Marie Smith, Zhongzhi Tang, Jamie Todd Westbrook
  • Patent number: 10640304
    Abstract: An apparatus for locating a preform on a mold includes a preform handling tool and a force sensor coupled to the preform handling tool such that the force sensor is capable of sensing forces applied to the preform during handling of the preform by the preform handling tool. The apparatus includes a control device that is arranged and operable to move the preform handling tool relative to the mold. A method of locating the preform on the mold includes picking up the preform using the preform handling tool and placing the preform in a vicinity of the mold. Positions on the mold are mapped with an edge of the preform with the aid of the force sensor. The preform is paced on the mold according to the mapped positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kevin Thomas Morris, Andrew Nathan Nassau, Michael George Shultz, Matthew John Towner, Kevin William Uhlig, Ljerka Ukrainczyk, Thomas Achille Yorio
  • Patent number: 10640417
    Abstract: A thermo-electric method for texturing a glass surface including, for example, simultaneously heating a glass substrate to a temperature less than its glass transition temperature and applying a bias across the glass substrate using a template electrode. The applied bias at the processing temperature induces localized ion migration within the glass, which results in the formation in the glass surface of a negative topographical image of the pattern formed in the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Nicholas James Smith
  • Patent number: 10640654
    Abstract: A coating composition containing a radiation-curable component, a photoinitiator, and a UV absorber is described. The coating composition may be applied to an optical fiber and cured to form a coating. The UV absorber provides a protective function by inhibiting unintended curing of the coating that may occur upon exposure of the fiber to UV light during fiber processing. The spectral overlap of the photoinitiator and UV absorber is minimized to permit efficient photoinitiation of the curing reaction over one or more wavelengths. Photoinitiation may be excited by an LED source with a peak emission wavelength in the range from 360 nm-410 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Edward DeRosa, Michelle Dawn Fabian, Stephan Lvovich Logunov, James Robert Matthews, Manuela Ocampo